Over a small stretch of jungle bordering the Caribbean sea
lies a real paradise, although not many tourists travel to Belize. Previously a landmark for pirates, Belize is an old British colony, making it one of the only English-speaking places in Latin America. There is a certain air of Africa
in this small country that has a sizeable black population descending from slaves. A paradise for ecotourism, Belize is covered by the impenetrable jungle of the Peten, which shelters rich and varied fauna and flora
. Enthusiasts of the Mayan civilisation will go and find lost cities hidden jealously by the tropical forest. Tourists travel to Belize for its diving along a coral reef that extends over 180 miles, between beaches of white sand and cays, the islands bordering the coast.