The Travel Channel is running an incredible opportunity for you to win a trip to the beautiful and historical country of Belize, Central America.

The Prize

The Grand Prize Winner plus one guest will receive a trip to Belize City, Belize for 7 days/ 6 nights, staying in a double room. Two nights will be spent in Belize City, and 4 nights in the seaside resort town of San Pedro.

The trip will include lots of extras such as cave tubing and zip-lining at Jaquar Paw, a guided tour of Belize City, including entry to Belize Zoo, and a snorkeling and diving trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley.

Airport transfers, taxes for accommodation and airfare are all taken care of, as well as $1,500 spending money! The approximate retail value of the whole Grand Prize is $10,000.

The Country

The Caribbean country of Belize is the paradise of Central America, bordering Mexico and Guatemala.

The commercial capital is Belize City, home to 80,000 inhabitants, is centrally located on the Caribbean coast. The city is split into two areas, North and South. The North side has good hotels, a casino and the Museum of Belize. Southside is the historic St. John’s Cathedral and the House of Culture.

The city has a colonial charm in the British style streets once populated by bicycles, mules and carts. The old city is built up around the port, as the city was originally built up as a logging camp and export centre for mahogany in the 1600s.

San Pedro is the country’s most popular tourist resort town. It is famous for the ancient Mayan ruin of Altan Ha, the Belize Zoo, and several wildlife sanctuaries. The once sleepy fishing village has grown into a tourist town, most notable for its fantastic scuba diving opportunities and its stunning white beaches.

The Sweepstakes

It is so easy to enter this exciting competition. Simply go to the Travel Channel website and enter your email address to begin the entry.  Complete and submit the online entry form, making sure all details are complete and correct.

This competition is open to legal residents of 48 states, not including Alaska and Hawaii. Entries can only be made by persons age 21 and older. The sweepstakes ends at 5 p.m. ET on February 192016.

One Grand Prize Winner will be selected from a random drawing from all eligible entries by an independent judging organization. The prize will be drawn around February 26, 2016, and the winner will be contacted by phone shortly after.

The winner must sign and complete some forms within five days of receiving the prize notification. If the winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, an alternative winner will be selected. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

This is an incredible opportunity to discover a fascinating and stunning country. The white sand beaches, fascinating marine life and untouched coral reef, and the breath-taking Mayan ruins are calling you. What are you waiting for?

Photo of Belize by F. Ermert