Belize lies on the Eastern or Caribbean Cost of Central America; it´s separated by sea from itps neighbor to the South –West, Honduras.
The inner coastal waters are shallow and are sheltered by a line of coral reefs, dotted with over 200 cayes, extending the entire length of the country. The cayes range in size from a few hundred feet to 25 miles long and 4 miles wide. The spectacular Belize Barrier Reef offers scuba diving which cannot be rivaled anywhere else in the world. It runs for 187 miles parallel with the coastline. There are only 4 Atolls in the entire Atlantic region and 3 of them are off the coast of Belize. The area of the mainland and cayes is 8,867 square miles.