What Is Belize's Landscape Like?

Belize is a subtropical Caribbean country. Belize’s landscape can be divided into four regions: the mountains, the rainforest, the Caribbean coast, and the Caribbean islands.

Most of Belize is flat, but toward the west the landscape becomes mountainous. Doyle’s Delight is the highest peak, at 3,805 feet (1,160 m). Belize’s coast lies on the Caribbean Sea. You’ll find rainforest covers almost half of inland Belize.

Belize has islands off the coast called cayes (pronounces “keys”). These Caribbean islands have palm trees and mangrove forests. They are surrounded by bright-blue water that is studded with coral reefs and atolls.

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