Located on the Caribbean coast of Central America between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is one of the most ecologically and culturally diverse areas of the world. Belize boasts the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere with a lush tropical rainforest, and exotic tropical flora and fauna. More than 4,000 different species of native flowering plants are found within its borders and more than 70 percent of the country is under some form of forest cover. Belize is excellent for bird-watching with more than 530 species.
The ethnic diversity represented in Belize ranges from Creole and Anglo-European to Mestizo and Garifuna to Mayan and Middle Eastern. English is the official language while other spoken languages include Spanish, Creole, German, Mayan and Garifuna. Although Belize became an independent nation in 1981, the country has a rich history in its many ancient Maya sites.
2013 grasshopper discovery prompts new opportunities in Belize.
During the yearly trip to Belize this past January, a previously unrecorded genus of grasshopper was discovered on one of the jungle hikes. This experience shows the amazing opportunities that await participants on any of the Belize Adventures trips. For more details about the discovery, Click here.
Due to this exciting discovery, a BioBlitz is being planned for June of 2014.
Check back for more details about the BioBlitz.