Belize serves up surf and turf vacation of Maya Ruins and mind-boggling sea life

  • by: ALINA HARTOUNIAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 30, 2014 - 10:25 AM

SAN IGNACIO, Belize — The same turquoise waters that lure tourists to Caribbean destinations slosh around Belize's island chain. But tiny Belize has a major advantage in reeling in the holidaymakers — spectacular Maya ruins tucked away in lush jungle. The nation is home to more prehistoric buildings than modern-day ones, according to its Institute of Archaeology.