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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.

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One of Central America's least-visited countries, Belize gives travelers opportunities to explore without the crowds of tourists one might expect in a place with multiple Mayan archaeological sites, teal-blue waters, lush jungles, diverse villages, and the second-largest barrier reef in the world.

Find even more reasons — your own reasons — to visit Belize, below.

A guidebook author’s top 10 for Belize

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4 caves to check out in Cayo, Belize

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A quick guide to speaking Kriol in Belize


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Belize will reopen to tourists on August 15

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Finally some good news: Belize Barrier Reef no longer endangered

You can actually rent this private island in Belize on AirBnB

The 12 most incredible underwater environments on earth

The 11 most incredible species I encountered on my travels

This is the raddest cave that any noob like me can explore

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