Belize Barrier Reef
Belize's barrier reefs are a 250-kilometer strip that separates the clear coastal waters from the charming royal blue of the ocean. This is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. The most impressive place here is the Blue Hole - a large almost perfect circle, similar to a dark blue pupil. Inside, the depth reaches 145 m. Stalactite formations, fan-shaped corals, pale purple and purple sponges and golden-red coral gardens can be seen. Aquatic inhabitants are also very diverse. Much of the reef massifs have not yet been explored. The best time to visit is from December to March. In 1956, the reef of Belize was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.