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Rough Guides Names Belize as a Top Place to Visit in 2018

Rough Guides, first published in 1982 and now one of the most popular travel publishers in the world, recently released their Rough Guide to 2018 list that included Belize in a top position. Rough Guides lavished praise on Belize for its rich history as the epicenter of ancient Maya culture, its gregarious and friendly English-speaking population, and the complete lack of "tourist traps" and overpriced, overhyped destinations.

The recommendation to visit Belize from Rough Guides comes on the heels of similar recommendations from other top travel sites such as Fodors and National Geographic, highlighting Belize's continuing rise as a popular adventure vacation destination. All of the biggest airlines in North America now fly non-stop to Belize, meaning that everyone can now enjoy an adventure vacation in Belize.

Geographically, Belize is a small country about the same size as the state of Vermont. But Belize is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world with verdant mountains, lush rainforests, thick jungle, and hundreds of miles of white sandy beaches. Belize is also home to hundreds of offshore islands that are part of the largest coral reef system in the Western Hemisphere.

Nicknamed "The Jewel," Belize is a country where plants, animals, and birds dominate the landscape, not people, cars, or big cities. More than half the country is a protected natural area, national park, or wilderness refuge, making it the perfect place to enjoy fresh air and exciting adventures.

Popular activities in Belize include snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, stand-up paddling, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, and many other outdoor activities both on the mainland as well as offshore islands. Belize is home to more than 500 bird species, and most of the population is spread out in rural villages, many of which continue a traditional lifestyle where everything from food to fabric is sourced from the surrounding nature.

Adventures in Belize, based in the nation's capital of Belmopan, has more than two decades of experience in creating bespoke vacation experiences in Belize. With an all-local staff with extensive contacts throughout the travel industry, Adventure in Belize specializes in organizing and booking ground transportation, guided tours, and accommodations at the country's finest hotels, lodges, and resorts.

Whether you're interested in exploring ancient Maya temples, visiting animal sanctuaries, or enjoying a snorkeling and diving vacation on the reef, Adventures in Belize is the name to trust. 

To book your 2018 Belize vacation, contact Adventures in Belize today.