Belize Hole could be world's eighth wonder

5th Jun 2013

Belize's Great Blue Hole has been nominated to become the Eighth Wonder of the World.

The Belize Tourism Board announced on Tuesday it has entered the big submarine sinkhole - more than 1,000ft (304.8m) in diameter and 412ft (125.5m) deep - into's quest to find the eighth wonder.

The hole, for so long a source of fascination for holidaymakers on group tours, is visible from outer space and lies near the centre of Lighthouse Reef.

This is a small atoll 43 miles (70km) from the mainland of Belize, the only Central American country where English is the official language, making it even more convenient for British tourists on family holidays.

Lush rainforests, magnificent Mayan temple ruins and world-class diving opportunities are all popular attractions for holidaymakers visiting Belize.

The nation also boasts Central America's biggest cave network.

The final Eighth Wonder decision is left to public opinion.

Voting is now open at - a travel research website and community which is part of the TripAdvisor Media Group.

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