Whether it’s the shape of a whale shark the size of a bus coming at you in the underwater haze, the guttural bark of Black Howler Monkeys waking you at night, or dancing to the clear tones of local marimbas, Belize offers moments that will stick out amid a lifetime of experiences.

Belize is one of Central America’s least-visited countries, giving travelers opportunities to explore without the crowds of tourists one might expect in a place with multiple Mayan archaeological sites and the second-largest barrier reef in the world.

Here at Matador, you’ll find even more reasons to visit Belize today, the ground-level perspective of our “Road Warriors” exploring the cultures and wilderness, and a quick guide to finding exactly what you’re looking for.