Sitting on the east coast of Central America, Belize is a mix of Caribbean coast and thick jungle which hides the Mayan ruins of the country’s past. This is a country which is proud of its wildlife havens. National parks and wildlife sanctuaries keep the animals who call the jungle home safe and protected. You’ll find tiny leaf cutter ants, jaguars and the native tapir, which looks a bit like a long nosed pig. If you like a little more organisation, the national parks offer horse riding in many of their sites, and trails are well marked for hikers. Adrenalin seekers love Belize. Scuba dive down into the depths of its Blue Hole, take a zip wire ride through the jungle, or crawl through the ancient caves as far as you dare. Cayo District lets you canoe through almost pitch black rivers, or head to the south of Belize, where sailing through the jungle takes place from several locations.