In many parts of the world when you mention Belize people reply “where?”
For those that know Belize, a tiny country on the Caribbean coast just under Mexico, many people think of the islands of Ambergris and Caye Caulker and the legendary Blue Hole. The country is famous for scuba-diving and snorkelling, being on the barrier reef, and being lush with exotic sea plants and sea creatures.
But Belize is massively more than that. Extraordinary Mayan ruins, exotic plants and animals, stunning views and lots of interesting little towns …. all on the Caribbean ….
My favourite spot is the coastal area of Hopkins and vicinity, a little Garifuna village on the beach, still boasting its traditional way of life. Garifuna (in a nutshell) is like Creole, but not Creole. They are friendly, cheerful, happy people who will greet you as you pass and whose children are safe to play…
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