Belize

The coral reef off the coast of Belize City, the country’s largest city, is a natural spectacle of the Caribbean Sea that Costa Cruises ha selected for you.

The port of Belize is the point of departure for the white beaches of the atolls off the coast of the city. The Belize Barrier Reef, one of the most important coral reefs in the world, is a few dozen of kilometres from the peninsula on which the city stands. Guided by the sixteen-metre lighthouse Baron Bliss, tourists who take a cruise to Belize should get ready to experience unparalleled underwater experiences. Exploring the seabed of the atolls and lagoons you will find corals, starfish and fish of a thousand colours. The coral islands of Cayo San Jorge and Cayo Caulker are the most popular, but more experienced divers will be able to dive into in the Great Blue Hole, a perfect circle, or ‘marine sinkhole’ with an almost vertical descent to the ocean floor. It is one of the most beautiful and exciting underwater excursions on the planet.

 

Not to be missed:

• Horse riding in the tropical forest

• Rum tasting and cultural shows in Belize

• Visit to the Mayan site of Xunantunich

 

 

 

Belize is considered the last major existing nature reserve. It is a small nation that offers a fascinating spectacle of nature with an immense historical heritage. Its territory boasts at least 900 Mayan sites. The port of Belize faces the Atlantic and is, without a doubt, the most important in the country. It is the beating heart of business and also the port of entry leading to the archaeological ruins of Lamanai and to the lighthouse. Towards the ocean you can admire the mysterious Great Blue Hole and its coral reef.

Not to be missed:

• Horse riding in the tropical forest

• Rum tasting and cultural shows in Belize

• Visit to the Mayan site of Xunantunich