What makes the Jewel of the Caribbean unlike anywhere else… Despite growing interest in the recent past, Belize remains a mystery to many. When listening to friends tell tales of adventures in Belize, many respond with….. Belize …Where is that?
Formerly known as British Honduras, Belize is located on mainland Central America with the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country is nestled between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south. To clear up any confusion, Belize is considered to be both Central America and The Caribbean – a beautiful fusion of the two.
Belize was once the heartland of the Maya civilization. Today, with fewer than 400,000 inhabitants living in just less than 9,000 square miles, Belize has the lowest population density in all of Central America. To put that into perspective, if we were to directly compare the size of Belize to the United States or the United Kingdom, for example, Belize is a little bigger than the state of New Jersey, and would t almost exactly into the UK country of Wales.