Actual Mayans do not believe the world will end on 21 December. But that has not stopped countries in the Mayan World from profiting off Western-born doomsday scenarios.
While cocaine-producing Colombia and cocaine-transiting Mexico are plagued by government warnings, the narco-trafficking corridor in-between is relatively free of travel alerts.
Wildlife encounters, action and adventure activities, and plenty of fun in the sun make this affordable and safe Central American destination perfect for kids.
While it is never easy to balance tourism with conservation, the small Central American country has long recognized that ignoring the latter means betraying the former.
According to Maya legend, the entrance to the underworld is located in Belize’s Chiquibul cave system, where travellers can access several ceremonial and human sacrifice sites.
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