Belize is a country on the east coast of Central America, with shores in the Caribbean Sea to the east and a dense jungle to the west. Off the coast, the huge Barrier Reef of Belize, with hundreds of low islands called cays, is home to abundant marine fauna. The jungle areas of Belize house Mayan ruins, such as the Caracol, known for its elevated pyramid; Lamanai, next to a lagoon; and AltĂșn Ha, very close to the capital Belize City.