Belize Barrier Reef home to over 100 different kinds of Coral and some 500 Species of Fish

Belize-Barrier-ReefIt is a known to many that Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world. But, it is not known to many that the reef is inhabited by more than 100 different kinds of coral and some 500 species of fish. The top attraction in Belize is its alluring underwater.

The wetland invites hundreds of bird species that include dozens of migrants who come in their way north or south. The best months for bird watching are the drier months (February to May). It is the period when the lagoon dries up and the bird congregate around the remaining puddles.

Bird watchers can sight some 570 species with the help of their binoculars. Well, these birds and animals are elusive, but keenness to see could result to spot spider monkeys and howler monkeys, peccaries, coatimundis, gibnuts, American and Morelot's crocodiles, green iguanas and countless species of birds.

An occasional appearance is made by keel-billed toucan as well, the national bird of Belize. It does not end here as Belize is also the place that has one of the world's most mysterious civilizations, the ancient Maya. There are many archaeological sites in the country that dates back to the Maya heyday. It is known as the Classic Period (AD 250-1000).