Explore each tile to discover the variety of amazing experiences in Belize and its seven distinct regions. Wherever you travel in this Central American country that borders the Caribbean, you’ll find natural wonders and cultural highlights. With this Instagram adventure, you can get a sense of all that Belize offers, and in the process search for a special prize—a trip for two to the country.
We sent one of our favorite photographers, Marianna Jamadi of Nomadic Habit, on a mission to uncover the beauty of Belize, from its Mayan temples to its legendary barrier reef, with her camera in hand.
But there is no reason Marianna should get to have all the fun. You can explore the country for yourself by setting out on our first-ever Belize Instagram Adventure, featuring highlights and photographs from Marianna’s travels and other images from the regions she didn’t have a chance to visit. (Belize may look small on a map, but it is a big country when it comes to the diversity of experiences it offers.)
As you tap each Instagram tile, beginning at @belize_instaadventure, you’ll learn more about sights and activities around the country, as well as some fun facts. For starters, Belize has the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, more than 600 different bird species, and dozens of Maya sites—including many yet to be discovered.
Along the way, you’ll get a glimpse of some of Marianna’s finds like a secret beach on Ambergris Caye and a Garifuna drumming circle that she joined. If kayaking along a river that runs through an age-old cave, strapping in for a zip-line ride above the rain forest canopy, or lounging in natural pools surrounded by pine forests sound appealing, then this Instagram adventure, and Belize itself, are perfectly suited to you.
Looking at our Instagram adventure may give you a taste of Belize, but sadly technology has not reached the point that you’ll be able to feel the ocean breezes, smell the raw cacao, or taste the tacos, escabeche, and other local dishes. For that, you’ll need to board a plane and fly south. Here’s some good news—that may happen sooner than you imagine. As you tap around, you’ll have the chance to enter to win a trip to Belize for two, including airfare and four nights’ accommodations.