Mountain Pine Ridge
Close to San Ignacio City, this broad upland area of multiple ridges and valleys was used as a ritual site for the Mayan…
The Maya Mountain region represents more than 70% of Belizean landscapes, and is located in the central plains of the country, with its connected basins and plateaus. It consists mainly of mountains covered by untouched hardwood forests thriving with species like mahogany, cedar, and pine. The Mountain Pine Ridge is a wonderful area full of limestone caves, natural pools and hidden waterfalls.
On the other hand, the Northern Lowlands, concentrated on the coast, are filled with rivers and perennial streams with swampy lagoons. In this region, there are eighteen major rivers, the most famous of is the Macal River. The coastline is flat and filled with marshlands to tropical savannah in the Orange Walk Region.
Belize is home to many endemic flora and fauna, with the black orchid as its national flower, and the tapir as the national animal. In the forest area, Belize has wild cats, such as pumas, ocelots, margays, jaguarondis, and jaguars, all protected in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Some native species like the armadillo, opossum, deer, and monkeys are also present in the forest area, as well as common reptiles like iguana and snakes. It is also famous for its birdwatching, with endemic species such as Wood Storks, Great and Cattle Egrets and Boat-billed and Tri-coloured Herons.
12 Nights from £3,070 €2,785 $2,992
Home to dense tropical rainforest with rivers and shallow waterfalls, mountain pine ridge with fern undergrowth, Mayan sites and a large Barrier Reef with excellent resorts on…
21 Nights from £4,385 €4,362 $4,700
Mighty Aztec and Mayan civilisations built sprawling cities with fabulous pyramids. Visit the markets, admire the weaving, witness the colonial influences and enjoy modern lif…
14 Nights from £2,972 €2,666 $2,863
Visit colourful markets with beautiful weavings in towns with typical colonial architecture, impressive Mayan pyramids in dense rainforest and unwind in the Caribbean on the B…
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The Mayan Civilisation self-destructed before the arrival of the Conquistadores. Today, we visit their legacy, massive pyramids and jungle strongholds, colourful markets and c…
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