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Wildlife, Ruins, and Roads of Belize

Frédéric Lagrange Schoolkids along the Hummingbird Highway

Photo: Frédéric Lagrange

Belize, a tiny country with a ribbon of beaches running along the Caribbean Sea, is not a place you visit for its infrastructure. But the country is one of the few places that's as jungly as it is sandy, and despite its accessibility, it still retains a palpably exotic air.

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Inspired by: A Drive Through Belize — by Meghan Daum, Published Jan. 2006

Hotels (2)

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    Maruba Resort Jungle Spa

    With 1,000 acres of private jungle reserve and a warm mineral spa, Maruba Resort Jungle Spa offers comfortable guestrooms, each uniquely decorated

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    Blancaneaux Lodge

    It was film director Francis Ford Coppola who put Belize on the jet-setter’s map almost two decades ago, when he transformed his 70-acre family ret... More

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    Wendy's Creole Restaurant & Bar

    Menus were once nonexistent at this restaurant; fried chicken and snacks were sold deli-style when it opened in 2002. From there, Wendy's Creole Re

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    Over the Top Café

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    Community Baboon Sanctuary

    The sanctuary is home to 1,000 black howler monkeys (known here as baboons), a large tree-dwelling species that is endangered in Belize. This is a

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    Intimate resorts in Buchupureo, Chile, and Ambergris Caye, Belize prove that sand, surf, and lovely lodgings don't have to break the bank.

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