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Cays & Beaches Travel Information
Several cays dot the area in between the main land and the impressive reef that spans along the coast. They constitute the country's chief touristic attraction. Extremely charming for their beauty and overwhelming peace, they are an excellent excuse to book a few days and devote yourself to exploration and diving. To rest and relax, just pick a spot along the 386 km of splendid beaches. And if this is not enough, 3 coral islands (atolls) crown Belize's marvelous Caribbean world.
In order to make the most of your trip, you should be aware that you will find yourself in the Belizean Caribbean, which will help you determine the places you may be most interested in and what activities to do. To begin with, you should know that this country owns the world's longest coral reef and 3 large atolls. Together with the cays and mangrove forests, they constitute a unique marine ecosystem where fish, birds, mammals and reptiles thrive and interact. Can you imagine such a paradisiacal picture? No doubts, it is the ideal place to enjoy peaceful sunsets on a hammock.
The great majority of Belize's cays are not conditioned for settlement, but they have become the center for water sports, snorkeling, fishing and diving. The slim palm trees and marine species, in turn, have no difficulties to adapt to this habitat and give the visitors the opportunity to closely study this fantastic nature.
The impressive Blue Hole within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll Reserve has come to be one of the favorite spots for divers and snorkelers. Just to get an idea about it, an air view shows the round atoll surrounded by a turquoise-blue sea and two accesses going into a big deep blue circle. The picture is breath-taking and even more if you are there.
Ambergris Cay is by far the most popular and developed in its hotel infrastructure. It is surrounded by the most sought after warm sands and crystal-clear waters. Caulker Cay lies nearby with an impressive network of underwater caves. Other good places to go are: Hoi Chan Marine Reserve, Media Luna Cay, Glover's Reef, Tobacco Cay and South Water Cay.
The city of Placencia on the main land offers 25 km of white sand beaches, lagoons, jungle and a full range of activities.