About Belize

Located on the coast of the northeastern part of Central America rests the country of Belize. With English as the main language and an array of cultural influences, Belize has developed into an extremely diverse country – this place is just waiting to be discovered and explored by the adventurous traveler!  The climate of Belize is warm, with average temperatures hovering around 82 degrees it is very comfortable.  Belize is able to grow most of their own vegetables and fruit due to the moderate climate.  The Belize dollar is the standard currency, but almost all places accept US dollars

There are over 400 barrier islands within the Belize Barrier Reef which wikipedia describes as a series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize roughly 300 meters (980 ft) offshore in the north and almost 40 Km (25 miles) offshore in the south within the country limits.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Belize Barrier Reef is a 300 kilometer (190 mile) long section of the 900 Km (560 Mile) MesoAmerican Barrier Reef System which is continuous from Cancun through the Riviera Maya and up to Honduras. This is the second largest coral reef system in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia!

The mainland of Belize features rain forests and jungle, rivers and historical Mayan temples and villages.  There are river tours, jungle tours, cave tours and a tour to suit every age group and activity level.  Belize boasts some of the most beautiful, exciting and historical places in the world. You won’t get the throngs of tourists that you will find elsewhere in the Caribbean.  Enjoy empty beaches, share a meal with a Mayan family in their home and wander ruins unimpeded by large crowds.  Experience the beauty, charm and history of Belize.

Within the 400 Barrier Islands of Belize lies Caye Caulker, a small island almost 5 miles long and a 1/2 mile wide.  Lonely Planet describes Caye Caulker as “No Shirt, No Shoes…No Problem…You’ll see this sign everywhere in Belize, but no place is it more apt than Caye Caulker. On this tiny island, where cars, too, are blissfully absent, dogs nap in the middle of the dirt road and suntanned cyclists pedal around them. The only traffic sign on the island instructs golf carts and bicycles to ‘go slow,’ and that directive is taken seriously.”  Caye Caulker is divided by a narrow channel called the Split, where there is the World Famous Lazy Lizard Bar and Restaurant and a sandy beach. To the south is the island’s only settlement, known as Caye Caulker Village. The north of the island is home to dense mangrove forest and diverse birdlife, protected by a forest reserve.  Caye Caulker’s streets are sand, the bars and restaurants are plenty and the food is as diverse and amazing as the people.

This is where you will find SailBelize Native Tours, close to the split and on the dock across from Costa Maya Cabanas.