Belize, a new COPA destination

El famoso “Agujero Azul”.

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Tocumen Airport in Panama City has become the most important transport hub in the region, offering travelers a complete gamut of Central and South America and so attracting visitors who want to visit more than one destination. Copa Airlines now has two-weekly direct flights to the city of Belize from Panama City. This is the airline’s ninth destination in Central America. Flight CM 281 departs from Belize City, the most populated area of that country, on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. The return flight, CM 280, leaves Panama on Tuesday and Friday morning, a journey of approximately two hours and twenty minutes.

The ruins of the Mayan city of Xunantuhich.

The ruins of the Mayan city of Xunantuhich.

For this direct flight to Belize, Copa Airlines is using a modern Embraer 190, with capacity to transport 94 passengers, ten in the executive class and 84 in the main cabin. This plane is has two rows of seats on each side of the aisle in the main cabin which makes it more comfortable and attractive for passengers.

Tourist attractions

Belize offers visitor attractions for all tastes. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea, and the country has an ample diversity of islands and keys, crystalline waters and white sand, ideal settings for outdoor celebrations and for spectacular honeymoons.

For scuba diving enthusiasts, Belize is considered a paradise, with impressive underwater sites such the famous “Great Blue Hole” with a depth of up to145 meters and the biggest coral reef in the western hemisphere.

Important Mayan archeological can be seen in the Cayo District in the west of the country such as the cities of Xunantuhich, Santa Elena and San Ignacio, among other sites of interest.

Other tourist attractions are: the San Juan Cathedral, the Governor’s House, the Yarborough Cemetery, the rotating bridge and the port terminal.

For those who want to discover the flora y fauna of Belize, they can visit the Cockscomb Basin and the Jaguar Reserve, the first of its kind in Central America. There you can also observe more than 300 different species of birds and other animals such as monkeys, serpents and agoutis.

The famous “Blue Hole”.

The famous “Blue Hole”.

Belize has many beaches and the coastline is more than 386 kilometers long. These beaches are ideal for watersports or just relaxing. In addition to its extensive coasts, on the east side of this country, you will find 200 islands (keys) to explore.

The fusion of nationalities in Belize is also reflected in its cuisine, with delicious traditional dishes where fish and seafood are the main ingredients. Among the most common ingredients used in the gastronomy of Belize are rice, laurel, thyme, parsley, sage, basil, marjoram, garlic, oregano, ginger, mint, chicken, pork and beef, plantain (especially fried) and coconut milk. The British, North American, Caribbean and Mexican influences make of this cuisine something very special, varied and exquisite.

This Central American paradise has everything and is waiting for you.

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