What’s got tropical fish, sacrificial human remains and probably the most decadent condiments in the Americas? You betcha, it’s Belize!

Travelling to Belize? Kick your metabolism in gear with some local habanero hot sauce, because hoo-boy, with all the stuff to do here you’ll need the energy.

Snorkel and scuba around the Belize Barrier Reef. Make like Indiana Jones and explore the ancient Mayan ceremonial centre of Xunantunich. Splash and spelunk through waterfalls and the Actun Tunichil Muknal limestone caves.

They’re right out of Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and come with bonus creepy skeletons for your selfie-snapping pleasure. Strike a pose as a human perch at San Ignacio’s butterfly garden.

Swim with the sea-critters at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. And when your calf muscles can take no more, kick back on the oh-so-white playa with a plate of stewed chicken and a bottle of Belikin.

Our Belize trips