travelers may not remember a country named Belize; but they will remember
British Honduras. Those lucky enough to have visited British Honduras
will tell tales of Mayan cities re-claimed by the jungle only to be re-discovered
by archaeologists in the early 1900's. They will talk of crystal clear
waters abundant with marine life. Some will claim to have seen the elusive
Jaguar roaming the dense forests of the Cockscomb basin.
No one is certain where the name Belize originated. Some say it is a Mayan term for river while others claim it is a combination of two of the names of Belize's early explorers. Whatever the case may be, Belize still exists as it did decades ago and is one of only a few places in the world that can boast being unspoiled by tourism. Click the map for a preview.