With the marine sinkhole that is the Great Blue Hole Cenote Belize has a remarkable geological feature on its doorstep, which attracts tourists and in particular, scuba divers, from around the globe on a daily basis.
Located around 70km from the country’s mainland, within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, surrounded by a ring of coral and with a depth of over 120 metres, it creates a unique experience. Both above and below the water. The hole is almost perfectly circular in shape and is part of a much larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System.
It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and continues to serve up mysteries, including caves littered with the skeletons of sea creatures from many centuries ago. Some wonderful fish frequent the waters such as the midnight parrot fish, and reef, bull and hammerhead sharks.