Before going on a trip to Belize, you’ll need to learn all the shades of blue. Teal for the sea at Corozal and ultramarine for the perfect circle of the Great Blue Hole in the cayes (islands). Azure blue, the sky, occasionally punctuated with white clouds; sky blue, the colour of the water of Ambergris Caye. Discover lavender blue and gray-linen blue in the corals of the vibrant reef systems, and electric blue and peacock blue that adorn the reef fish in the emerald blue waters of Tobacco Caye in Stan Creek. Back on the mainland, switch up the palette and go green: Go deep for the jungle green of the Cayo region. See moss green in forests occasionally brightened by the red flash of a macaw in Chiquibul National Park.
In Nim Li Punit, in the district of Toledo, the grassy alleyways of this ancient Mayan city are herb green next to the grey blocks used to build this and other Mayan cities such as the immense Mayan site of Lamanai. Browse our guide to Belize to learn more about this kaleidoscopic country.