is a land of the ancient Mayan Indians and home to the second longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. Located on the east coast of Central America, Belize lies in the heart of the Caribbean Basin, bordering Mexico to the North, Guatemala to the West and South and the Caribbean Sea to the East. In addition to the barrier reef, which is 185 miles long, Belize is known for its cayes and offshore atolls, and numerous mangrove systems both offshore and along the coast. Yachting in this magnificent marine ecosystem provides world class opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling, reef exploration, sport fishing, sea kayaking, sailboarding, and sealife viewing. Discover uninhabited islands; visit Half Moon Caye National Monument and the mysterious Great Blue Hole on Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Or, take a day trip onshore to visit the Mayan ruins, experience the Belizean culture and shop the local markets. The climate in Belize is subtropical with an annual mean temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, tempered by gentle trade winds; perfect for anchoring in a secluded lagoon to watch the sunset over the emerald waters of the Caribbean. Unforgettable adventures await you when you choose Belize as your yachting destination.