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What to do in Belize: The Country Where You Can Visit a Jaguar Sanctuary

Belize has the only jaguar sanctuary in the world, and we'll explore that later. But first, let's understand a little about this incredible destination.

Belize is a charming country, hidden in Central America, between Mexico and Guatemala. It is known for its beautiful coral reefs, rainforests and impressive Mayan heritage.


The top five places that need to be on your list are: Belize City, where you can experience authentic Belizean culture; Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize known for its aquatic wonders; the famous Blue Hole, a paradise for divers; the incredible Mayan archaeological site of Caracol; and, of course, the Jaguar Sanctuary, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.


The local currency is the Belizean dollar, but the US dollar is also widely accepted. English is the official language, which makes it easier for many travelers. And, yes, Brazilians need a visa to visit Belize, so check the requirements before embarking on the trip.

Belize is a parliamentary democracy, and the economy is based mainly on agriculture, tourism and services. There are still many socioeconomic challenges, including poverty and a lack of infrastructure in some areas.


In terms of travel costs, Belize may be more expensive than some of its Central American neighbors, but it is still more affordable compared to many Caribbean destinations. For a comfortable budget, we recommend planning between 100 to 150 dollars per day.


And now, let's talk about the curiosity of our title. The Jaguar Sanctuary, or Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, is the first reserve in the world dedicated to the preservation of jaguars. It's an incredible place to connect with nature and see this majestic animal up close.

We stayed at the Victoria House Resort and Spa, which is an intimate and luxurious resort, absolutely perfect for couples looking to get away from it all or somewhere to spend that perfect honeymoon or family getaway. With the beautiful beaches right on your doorstep, you offered us the Blue Hole tour and several other tour options, as well as wonderful cuisine. Staying at Victoria House on Ambergris Caye not only includes a relaxing stay in the Casitas, Palmetto Rooms, Suites or Villas, but also exclusive access to a wide range of resort amenities.

Great Blue Hole (in English: Great Blue Hole) is one of the largest blue holes in the world. It is located almost 70 kilometers offshore from Belize City, and we took a flight of around 1h20 leaving from Amber, it was surreal!

So, guys, what do you think about embarking on an adventure through Belize, exploring Mayan sites, diving in coral reefs and, who knows, seeing a jaguar up close?

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