The Great Blue Hole – Belize

Belize: A Genuine Treasure

Tucked just south of Mexico along the Caribbean coast of Central America, Belize has long enjoyed the allure that comes with being a relatively undiscovered tropical destination. From ancient Mayan archaeological sites to today’s thriving multi-ethnic population and vast marine and terrestrial ecosystems, it is brimming with adventures that seem to be custom-designed for curious souls.

Ambergris Caye: The Ultimate in World-Class Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Alaia is located in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, a petite island at the southern end of The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. This extraordinary natural attraction – named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 – is the second largest reef system in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Highlights within this breathtaking destination include the Great Blue Hole, a giant submarine sinkhole made famous by marine conservationist Jacques Cousteau in 1970.

Belize Fast Facts

Major Languages: English (official), Spanish (second)

Currency: Belize dollar (BZD) - Rate: BZD 2 to USD

Foreign Investment: Fully titled land

Travel Visa: Not required for USA, EU and Canada

Climate: Tropical

Government: Parliamentary democracy; member of the Commonwealth of Nations; legal system based on British Common Law

Ambergris Caye has been named “Mexico and Central America’s Leading Destination” by World Travel Awards.

Belize offers the character and qualities that make it an ideal place for foreign nationals to purchase real estate. The country’s excellent natural resources and historic sites provide perfect conditions for eco-tourism, adventure, and cultural tourism. Its economic and legal system are equally inviting.

Flights from 18 cities in 7 countries on 9 airlines

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport just northwest of Belize City receives direct and non-stop international flights from major cities across the United States, Canada, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The brief flight from Belize City to San Pedro’s tiny airstrip on Ambergris Caye takes visitors on a bird’s-eye tour above the emerald green and turquoise hues of the Caribbean Sea.

New York 4h 15m

Miami 2h

Charlotte 3hr 10m

Dallas 2h 55m

Los Angeles 5hr 10m

Atlanta 2h 45m

Chicago 4h

Houston 2hr 20m