Belmopan is the capital of Belize, nearer the geographic center of the country than (former capital) Belize City. It was established following the massive damage that occurred when Hurricane Hattie struck Belize City in 1961.
Belize, formerly British Honduras, is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean (only the Caribbean Sea to its east) and the only one in the region with English as its official language. Belize is located between Guatemala to the west and south and Mexico to the north.
Mountain Pine Ridge is a roughly 400km2 forest reserve in Cayo, Belize.
San Ignacio is a small town in the Cayo region of Belize. San Ignacio, or Cayo as it is called, is located on the Macal river, and makes a good and affordable base for exploration of the stunning regions around it, with plenty of day trips to be taken and several decent tour guides willing to take you.
Xunantunich is an archaeological site outside the town of San Jose Succotz, in the Cayo District of Belize.
Cayo district is the central inland region of Belize. It is the largest district in Belize.
Dangringa is a funky Garifuna town in Stann Creek, Belize. It looks a bit rough around the edges, but is home to some of the friendliest people you're likely to meet.
Tobacco Caye is a tiny island off the coast of Belize, popular with budget travellers. Hammocks, novels, group meals and a healthy dose of snorkelling are likely to fill your day, on one of the few islands that won't break the bank in a country that normally excels at doing so.
Hopkins is a small village in Stann Creek in Belize with a long beach and access to the Belize Barrier Reef for snorkeling and diving, garifuna drumming, and nearby nature parks.
Belize City is the largest city in Belize. It is on a small peninsula protruding into the Caribbean Sea.
St. George's Caye is in is a tiny island off the coast of Belize, less than 10 miles away from Belize City.
Placencia is a long, narrow peninsula – almost an island – along the Caribbean coastline of Belize.
Placencia is at the southern tip of the resort Placencia peninsula in Belize.
Orange Walk Town is the capital of the Orange Walk district 57 miles north of Belize City. The agricultural town is not a tourist hotspot but a good base for explorations of Northern Belize and the Mayan ruins Lamanai.
Tikal is a large archaeological site in the Guatemalan department of Petén. During the Classic Period it was one of the largest and most important of the Mayan cities.
Caye Caulker is a small island off the coast of Belize, 1.6 km (1 mi) west of the Barrier Reef.
Uaxactun is in the Peten department of the Northern Lowlands of Guatemala.
El Remate is a small, relaxed little village on the east side of Lago Petén Itza. Some travelers looking for peace and quiet opt to stay here rather than Flores as a base for exploring the lake and the region.
San Antonio is a village in the Toledo District of southern Belize. The village was established by Mopan Maya who fled across the Guatemalan border in 1883 from San Luis, Peten, in order to avoid persecution and military service.
Ambergris Caye is the largest of several hundred islands in the northernmost waters of Belize, Central America. This simple island is a top destination in Belize for tourists worldwide,and its lack of high-rise hotels or big city public transportation gives the island a relaxed, laid-back feel.
Punta Gorda is the southermost town in Belize, and the capital of the Toledo District. It was founded as Peini by the Garifuna and is today home to over 5,000 people from the many different ethnic groups found in Toledo.
[town of Flores on Lago Petén Itzá. The San Miguel peninsula behind is covered by an ancient Maya ruin with several large overgrown pyramids]
Corozal Town in Northern Belize lies on the Caribbean Sea, 9 miles from the Mexican border. It has a population of approximately 8,100, and is the capital of the district of Corozal.
Xcalak is a small sleepy fishing village on the Costa Maya in the municipality of Othón P. Blancothe, state of Quintana Roo in Mexico.
Xpujil is a remote village in the state of Campeche, located at an important junction in the interior of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It offers the only services on Mexico's Federal Route 186 in the interior of the Yucatán.