Monday, March 09, 2009

Thirty days in Belize (March/April)

We plan to sail around Belize for at least the next thirty days before heading south to Honduras. Thus far we checked out the touristy Ambergris Caye and now we're anchored at the more "tranquillo" Caye Cauker. Belize is a melting pot of traditional Mestizo, Garifuna, Creole cultures.

World famous Blue Hole

A few quick facts on Belize:

One of the lowest population densities in the world with only 320,000  people.
Three of the four coral atolls in the Western Hemisphere are also located off the coast of Belize.

The Caribbean coast is lined with a coral reef and some 450 islets and islands known locally as Cayes (pronounced "keys").

Belize Barrier Reef is the longest in the Western Hemisphere and the second longest in the world after the Great Barrier Reef.

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