Belize is a diverse and beautiful country that offers numerous archaeological sites, national parks, marine reserves, and wildlife sanctuaries to explore. Belize is approximately two hours from three major gateways in the United States (Miami, Houston, and Dallas) and a quick trip from Mexico. The most popular destination in Belize is the island of Ambergris Caye. The second largest barrier reef in the world is located a ½ mile from the shore of the island, making it one of the premier dive destinations in the world. The most popular dive sites are: Hol Chan marine reserve, the Blue Hole, Mexico Rocks, and Coral Gardens. These sites teem with tropical fish of every size, color, and description, along with exotic corals, sponges, and sea fans. Windsurfing, sea kayaking, catamaran sailing, jet skiing, parasailing, and kite boarding are among some of the water sports available while vacationing on Ambergris Caye.