Belize invented the popular "surf and turf" experience: the "turf" referring to a popular Belize travel itinerary for visitors.

The Turf usually comes first where visitors head inland to the rainforests, Mayan ruins, nature preserves, and jungle lodges. The "surf" part then brings them back out to the sea to explore places like Hopkins and Placencia.

Some visitors come to Belize to dive with whale sharks off Gladden Spit, or head to the ever-popular Cayes of Ambergris and Caulker for island life and snorkeling on the largest reef in the Western Hemisphere. Finally, the Turniffe Atoll offers world-class scuba diving and sport fishing.

It’s a tiny country which can be driven in a week, but there's so much to see in Belize packed into that small and very manageable package. 

Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.