Belize has allowed for nature to live on in a way that biologists and environmentalists fall in love with. With a laid back ambiance of swinging hammocks, large swaths of impenetrable jungle, and an underwater world of twisted corals, fish, and manatees, Belize is a tropical treasure.
Despite its size (9087 square miles), it arguably offers the best diving in the world. Belize is also one of the best places in the Americas to see the elusive Jaguar and other large jungle animals. In a single day, visitors can snorkel in the morning and visit ancient Mayan ruins deeper in the interior.