Belize, a multicultural society
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With one foot in the Central American jungles and the other in the Caribbean Sea, the small Belize is a multicultural society here the main group are creoles and latinos, with minorities of Maya, Garifuna, Asians and others. Creoles, descending from British buccaneers and black African slaves, are one-third of Belize’s population. In the coastal towns live the Garifuna, with their mixed Carib and African identity, but Belize is also home to some Mennonite communities who migrated here from Mexico in the 1950s. A different country, the only English speaking area of Latin America, and a beautiful exemple of peaceful country, so different from other Central American countries. Belize is also home to one of the world's most mysterious civilizations, the ancient Maya, with many important archaeological sites where the archeology i still in progress, and where enormous steps lead to the tops of tall stone temples often yielding 360-degree jungle views. Belize i salso an ecotourism paradise with the second largest Barrier Reef in the world, after Australia's, with more than 100 types of coral and some 500 species of tropical fish, a pure paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. Add to this tropical forests, the sparsely populated Maya Mountains, hidden caves with darkened underground river systems where the Mayan believed was the door for the Subterranean World and a seascape with many sandy cays where a slow daily life appreciated by locals and tourist from many countries.