Although its land mass totals just 8867 square miles, Belize has a remarkably varied geography. Within the country are some 185 miles of coastline, over 200 islands or cayes, (the largest and most populated of which is Ambergris Caye) thousands of acres of rainforest , mountains, mangroves, numerous rivers, waterfalls, caves, and the world’s second largest barrier reef.
With a population of just over 300,000, Belize is the second smallest country in Central America.
Despite its sparse population, Belizean society is truly multicultural with Creole, Mestizos, Garifuna, Maya and refugees from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador all living peacefully together.
Within the borders of this small country, you'll find a remarkably diverse landscape. The northern interior region tends to be flat and is where much of the nation sugarcane, citrus and cattle are produced.
The southern regions of the country are more mountainous and are crossed with numerous rivers. Some 70% of the nation is covered in forest and tropical jungles