The tropical nature of much of Belize also leads to much of the remarkable beauty that God has established there. Home to the second largest coral reef in the world, the coastal area of Belize is a favorite destination of the nation’s tourists.

Also available just off the coast are tours of the country’s remarkable islands. Amigas Cay & Tobacco Cay are places of remarkable beauty that are accessible by boat with organized tours. Full of a variety of fauna and animal life, the islands are a wonderful caribbean retreat for those in search of a day tour.

One of the “unmissables” of Belize would be a stop at any of the several large ancient Maya ruins.  Xunantunich is a favorite stop for Here’s Hope with reasonable tour rates (usually less than $10/person), a gorgeous view of the area surrounding San Ignatio and a look into Guatemala The top of the main structure at Xunantunich stands more than 150 feet high and offers a view that encompasses miles of Belizean landscape.

Once you’ve been exposed to the heat of Belize, you would love to take a dip in the cool fresh waters of the Blue Hole. The consequences of a sink hole in years past, the Blue Hole offers rare access to a formerly underground river that flows though the nearby Caves Branch. And, speaking of Cave’s Branch, if you’re up to (or rather, down to) a walk through a cave, then a stop at Cave’s Branch should be just up your alley.

Many other activities are available at little to no cost.  Scenic waterfalls, searching for toucans or a wade in the nearby river are all easily accessed very near Valley Community where the Here’s Hope compound is located.


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