Belize is blessed with unique and outstanding monuments that receive worldwide recognition, the most popular being the Belize Blue Hole.
Since Belize is still relatively unknown, these natural wonders remain unspoiled, but this is not only because of a low count of tourists arrivals; this is due to regulations that have been implemented by the government and more importantly, responsible travel practices that have been adapted by Eco-travelers.
From rainforests to underwater marvels, here are three natural monuments in Belize that solidify the country as one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Half Moon Caye
This pristine crescent island is gorgeous from above but what lies underwater is what makes this place even more extraordinary. The Wall dive at Half Moon Caye on Lighthouse Reef is believed to be one of the best dive sites in Belize. Everyone keeps bragging about the calm waters, sheer consistency of diverse wildlife encounters and the beautiful coral found there.
Actun Tunichil Muknal
The ATM cave was listed as the top sacred cave in the world by National Geography beating the likes of places such as St. Michael’s Shrine in Italy and Elephanta Caves in India. According to Maya mythology, caves are sacred given that they are the entrance to the underworld – Xibalba.
Great Blue Hole
Of course the Blue Hole makes the list, this massive underwater sink hole is world famous and is on every diver’s bucket list. This dive site is utterly stunning but not in the way of expecting to see countless beautiful corals and fishes. Remember you’re in an underwater cave, and as one diver worded it: “the absolute drama of swimming among the massive stalactites makes it almost a religious experience”.