Belize is a country located on the north eastern coast of Central America and is the only country in where English is the official language. It has a diverse society, comprising many cultures and languages. The country is bordered to the north by Mexico, south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. The mainland is about 290 kilometres (180 mi) long and 110 kilometres (68 mi) wide. Belize is culturally unique among its Central American neighbours; it is the only nation in the region with a British Colonial Heritage. It is considered to be a Central American nation with strong ties to both the Caribbean and Latin America.
SURVIVAL EXPERIENCE IN BELIZE
Belize is shaped like a rectangle that extends about 280 kilometres (174 mi) north-south and about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east-west, with a total land boundary length of 516 kilometres (321 mi). The north of Belize consists mostly of flat, swampy coastal plains, in places heavily forested. The south contains the low mountain range of the Maya Mountains.
The Caribbean coast is lined with a coral reef and some 450 islands known locally as cayes (pronounced “keys”). They total about 690 square kilometres (266 sq mi), and form the approximately 320-kilometre (199 mi) long Belize Barrier Reef, the longest in the Western Hemisphere and the second longest in the world. Three of the four coral atolls in the Western Hemisphere are located off the coast.
Belize is the home to Bushmasters’ Desert Island Survival venture, its stunning shorelines and isolation making for the perfect location to teach our adventurers how to survive in the wild. The remote nature of the island truly suspends the island venture participants in the middle of nowhere with only their newly formed skills to help aid their survival!