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Cheap flights from Belize

Belize is a small country on the eastern coast of Central America, situated on the Caribbean coast between Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the south and west. It occupies a total area of 22,966 square kilometres, almost half of which is preserved as natural parks and reserves. Belize is also home to several ancient ruins from the Mayan civilisation.

The capital of Belize is Belmopan, located in Cayo District. The largest city is Belize City, founded as Puerto Valiz, at the mouth of the Haulover Creek.

Where to go

Ambergris Caye - Ambergris Caye is the largest island off the northeast coast of Belize, and the only part of the country completely separated from the mainland. This caye measures some 40 kilometres long from north to south and 1.6 kilometres at its widest point. It is a popular tourist destination for people on a holiday as it is ringed by white sand beaches. Visitors have a lot of activities to choose from on Ambergris Caye's beaches, including snorkelling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, and sail boating. It is also a great starting point for anyone who wishes to scuba dive at the longest reef in the Western Hemisphere, Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.

Maya Ruins of Belize - Belize is known for its many historically important pre-Columbian Maya archaeological sites. Once home to over two million Mayas, Belize still contains several of their sacred temples, pyramids, palaces, and other structures. Some of the most important sites include Caracol, once the centre of one of the largest Maya Kingdoms, Xunantunich, or "maiden of the rock", Altun Ha, a major ceremonial and trade centre surrounded by rich wildlife, and Lamanai, one of the largest Maya ceremonial centres.

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary - Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature reserve in south-central Belize. It was established in 1990 to protect the forests, fauna, and watersheds of the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountains. In addition, it is also the first wilderness sanctuary for the jaguar.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve - The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is located off the coast of Belize, near Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. The reserve encompasses some 18 square kilometres and includes coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests. Established in 1987, its four main goals were to preserve an area of the coral reef ecosystem, provide recreational and tourist services, provide opportunities for education and research in the park, and conserving genetic resources.

Direct short haul destinations from Belize include Atlanta, Cancún, Los Angeles, San Salvador, Miami, Chicago, and Guatemala City. While each of these locations have their own unique charm and features, Los Angeles contains many iconic attractions such as the Hollywood Sign, Disneyland, Hollywood Walk of Fame, the studios of Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, and Universal Studios, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Guatemala City offers different but impressive tourist attractions, like Lago de Atitlán or Lake Atitlán, Santa Catalina Arch, Chichicastenango Market, Volcan Pacaya, and Parque Central Quetzaltenango.

For a direct long haul destination from Belize, try Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Spend time rubbing noses with animals at places such as the Dame Sheldrick's Elephant and Rhino Orphanage and Giraffe Centre, or look at them from a safe distance at Nairobi National Park. If you are interested in local crafts then visit the Kazuri Bead Factory and Pottery Center, and perhaps have a meaty meal at Carnivore Restaurant.

How to get out

The primary airport serving Belize is Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, located in Belize City. The airport is used by American Airlines, Avianca El Salvador, Delta Air Lines, Maya Island Air, Southwest Airlines, Transportes Aéreos Guatemaltecos, Tropic Air, United Airlines, and Kenya Airways to provide scheduled passenger services. There are flights from the airport to Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, San Salvador, Atlanta, Cancún, Guatemala City, Houston, Chicago, Nairobi, and a few others.

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