Jungle, Coast, Cave, Reef

GP Short: Inside the Belize Issue

Features By Photo by Gishani

If ever there’s a definitive answer to the question “Does size matter?” it lies in Belize. The Central American country is roughly the size of New Jersey, but damned if the Universe didn’t deal it a robust hand: an ancient civilization three millennia old, with an ever-increasing archaeological record; the second largest coral reef in the world; parks and jungles rich with biodiversity; not to mention the refreshing lagers and delicious barbecued chicken. The story of Belize is one of layers, as evidenced by the experience of GP editor and adventurer, Jason Heaton, who explored the country’s Caribbean coastline and inland jungles, diving underwater, caving underground, and — at least for a short while — relaxing under coconut trees.