Welcome, Belize, to the ever-expanding PlanNet of Nations! Located on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west, Belize is an English-speaking nation of beauty, diverse culture, rich history, and travel opportunities. PlanNet Marketing announces today the opening of Belize for Rep enrollments and ITA sales!
Belize, formerly the colony of British Honduras, is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean (only the Caribbean Sea to its east), and the only one in the region with English as its official language. The country is a stable, peaceful democracy and the U.S. dollar is accepted everywhere. The population is small - about 374,000 warm, friendly people who welcome all visitors as honored guests. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy as the old agricultural products - sugar, banana, and oranges - have lost ground.
Belize was the UK's last colony on the American mainland and still maintains strong ties with Britain. It did not attain independence until 1981, when it became a Commonwealth realm with the British monarch as its head of state. Belize is also a leader in protecting biodiversity and natural resources, with 37% of Belize's land territory falling under some form of official protection, giving Belize one of the most extensive systems of terrestrial protected areas in the Americas. The massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life and Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid.