Due to its complex development and its intricate habitats, the coral reef provides a crucial balance within the Mesoamerican marine system. The marine attractions are as varied as the natural formations that make up this coastal wonder. Near the reef you can find more than 100 species of coral, hundreds of species of fish and an abundant variety of marine life.
Due to the protection of the reef throughout Belize, the waters off the coast are a sanctuary for water sports enthusiasts. The reef is the main tourist destination of Belize, popular for diving and snorkeling, which attract a large number of visitors every year. The reef is also vital to the country’s fishing industry.
If you are an expert, or there is an activity that you always wanted to try but have not been able to do it, Belize has the providers and instructors that will guide you to explore the Belize Barrier Reef, which is the second largest coral reef system of the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.