The cultural landscape of Belize is a tapestry of indigenous, colonial, and Afro-Caribbean influences, blending to create a vibrant and unique identity that reflects the diversity and heritage of its people.
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Natural Landmarks in Belize
The coastal area of Belize is a natural system consisting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays, mangrove forests, coastal lagoons, and estuaries. The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System’s seven sites are a significant habitat for threatened species.
The Maya Mountains are a range of hills in west-central Belize that take their name from the Maya people who built great centers in the region. The Cockscomb Range is a spur of the Maya Mountains and includes Victoria Peak, a national monument of Belize.