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a good destination for eco-travelers.
The cycle begins anew
in Belize dates back to 1,500 B.C. It's estimated that
possibly a million or more Maya lived within Belize's
present borders a thousand years before Europeans arrived.
Today, Belize's population
is about 200,000.
There are more
ancient Maya sites than modern houses.
Belize is starting to boom
again. Belize City is one of the new cruise
destinations in the western Caribbean. (See map).
Eco-travelers are discovering
it is almost as exciting as Costa Rica. It doesn't have the cloud forest.
One of the most popular full-day
trips is the journey to the ancient Maya
city of Xunantunich.
Pronounced ?zoo-NAN-too-NICH,? it was the first major
Maya site ever opened to the public in Belize (1954).
It has since become the symbol of the country.
Belize Things To Do