Costa Rica is a true nature lovers paradise. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica is a prime ecotourism destination that boasts some of the world’s most biologically diverse habitats. The country’s rainforests, mountain paramos, cloud forests, savannah, dry forests, ancient cave systems, and river gorges give refuge to more than 500,000 animal species.
Winter is in full swing, and there are certainly many things to love about it, such as layering all your favorite clothes into one outfit, drinking hot chocolate and having snowball fights. However, it also usually means that you have to pack away your scuba gear and wait until summer for your next domestic dive vacation. Sure, there is ice diving in the Great Lakes or Hudson River, but by far not everybody takes pleasure in plunging into the frigid water. So, we have decided to turn your attention to those parts of the world where waters remain unfrozen and climes allow to enjoy some lovely diving.
Thinking about where to go for scuba diving? Scuba diving is one of the most popular recreational water sports in the world today with an ever-increasing number of enthusiasts and diving sites where scuba lovers can enjoy their favorite sports. Check out the list for some of the extraordinary places for diving in the world and decide which one you are going to visit next.
Today we're going to look at Belize which is located on the Caribbean coast of Central America between Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula to the north and by Guatemala to the west and south. The country is rather small in size as it consists of approximately 9,000 square miles including its islands and a population of 230,000 people. Belize has inland mountain ranges with peaks over 3,600 feet, dense tropical jungles, a coastline of mangrove swamps, and 266 square miles of offshore coral islands.