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Belize is a great destination for active travelers offering a vast array of specific sport and adventure opportunities in a small area. Whatever your taste in recreation, Belize has something for you. The diving possibilities that Belize offers are hard too match and include the Blue Hole and second largest Barrier Reef in the world. Other activities include snorkeling, hiking, white water rafting, surfing, mountain biking, bird watching, fishing, etc. Sports attract many people and in Belize they are accessible to pros and novices alike. There are few places on the globe where travelers can enjoy such a diversity of landscapes. From lowland jungles and mountainous forests to spectacular coral reefs and idyllic beaches, the region offers exciting places to practice an vide array of adventurous sports.

Diving and Snorkeling
Civing and Snorkeling in Belize "Belize is one of the western Caribbean's premiere dive destinations..." Belize's barrier reef has been named one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World. There are many places to dive and snorkel all along Belize’s territory and include the cayes, the atolls, various spots on the reef and the mainland. Water visibility generally reaches 100+ feet. The water temperature stays close to 80 degrees Fahrenheit all year long and the barrier reef makes for calm water almost year round. With all the diving resorts and hotels catering to divers, you will have no problem combining your dream diving/snorkeling spot with and the hotel of your choice.

Windsurfing in BelizeBelize is a perfect place to enjoy the fabulous sport of windsurfing. The Cayes provide flat and quiet waters that are created by the protecting reef. The constant onshore/side shore winds provide an ideal location for beginners to have a first lesson. For the intermediate it is fantastic for speeding and chop hopping. Runs of 10 miles plus are possible both tack and it is also perfect for practicing water starts and carve gibes. The water below is so clear that you can see fish and stingrays and it is not unusual to see dolphins as you sail. For the more experienced surfer, there are several wave sites and of course access to the swells on the outer reef.

Birding  in BelizeIn Belize you have the opportunity to observe hundreds of different species of birds. It is possible to view over a 100 species in just a few days! Belize has recorded over 540 species of birds within its borders. Because of Belize's small population and lack of industry, much of Belize has remained virtually undisturbed. About 60% of the country is still forest therefore creating the perfect habitat for birds and wildlife. On various islands you will find reserves for birds such as the reserve for the black catbird on Caye Caulker and a bird sanctuary on Man-of-War Caye where you will find pelicans, frigate birds and brown bobbies. You will see more birds than what you bargained for!

Canoeing / Kayaking
In a country with abundant water sources, canoeing and kayaking are a very common and rewarding activity. Whether inland on one of the many river systems, in and around a cave or out on the open sea near the reef and the cayes, you will have a chance to witness the unspoiled nature of Belize from a different point of view.

Caving in BelizeBelize has unbelievable cave formations. With abundant limestone and a wet climate, there are a great number of caves throughout Belize. Although most caves have not been thoroughly explored yet and because of the isolation of them you will find natural splendors and archaeological significance such as ancient Mayan Pottery and abundant species of animals such as blind white crayfish and numerous arachnids. Rio Frió, St. Herman's and Barton Creek Cave are some of the caves that are accessible and inviting to be explored. Many caves are closed to public exploration because most have archaeological significance.