With one foot in the Central American jungles and the other in the Caribbean Sea, Belize may be small, but it’s packed with adventure and culture. Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world, and is pure paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. It’s also the perfect place to try your hand at watersports like kayaking, windsurfing and paddleboarding. Inland, a vast network of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries offers a safe haven for wildlife, from the sleek jaguar to the national animal of Belize, Baird’s tapir. As dream tropical holidays go, Belize takes some beating.