Belize has been recording an upward trend in its arrival figures and for 2017 online predictions are that the Latin America region will be a key travel trend. Colombia, Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico are expected to have a high tourist arrival. An international website has noted Belize as having plenty to offer travelers who are looking for a, quote, “walk on the wild side”. The article featured Belize’s Xunantunich, the Belize Zoo, the Great Blue Hole, the Rio Frio Cave, the Placencia Peninsula and the authenticity of the Belmopan market. The article noted, quote, “Previously known as British Honduras, this former British colony is the only English-speaking country in Central America. The official language is English, but Belize’s proximity with Spanish-speaking countries ensures the language plays an important role in day-to-day life, alongside Creole, Garifuna and more. In fact, Belize is a melting pot of cultures and languages. The Caribbean coast is a great place to soak up this cultural diversity. Head to Corozal Town to check out the Spanish colonial influence and tuck into delicious seafood and shellfish. Further south, the resort town of Placencia is popular with tourists. Fans of local markets can head to Belmopan, the country’s very small capital city. Built after the previous capital, Belize City, was largely destroyed by Hurricane Hattie in 1961, visitors can get an authentic taste of Belmopan and its 15,000 residents with a stroll around its municipal market, where people from all walks of life rub shoulders.” End of quote.