From the velvety waters to the courteous officials, the transition from the shores of Belize to those of Guatemala encapsulate the character of this nation.
In parts of Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Belize, the vibe is distinctly Afro-Caribbean. The reason is the Garifuna. But who are they? Take a look and find out.
With the Caribbean music and lifestyle permeating almost every experience here it is sometimes difficult to remember you have only one foot in the Caribbean.
Part of our 'what do things cost?' series, this article outlines the typical costs in Belize for a budget backpacker, to allow us (and you) to make a comparison of living and travel costs across Latin America.