Travel to Belize

Belize Destination

Belize is on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west. Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, hosts rich marine life.

Belize’s jungle areas are home to Mayan ruins like Caracol, renowned for its towering pyramid; lagoon-side Lamanai; and Altun Ha, just outside Belize City.


Currency: The Belize dollar is the official currency in Belize. ATMs are distributed evenly all over the country for your convenience.

Power Points: Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type so US travelers will not need a converter or adapter. Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non USA or Canadian residents.

Official Language: Belize’s official language is English.

Health: Insect-borne diseases can be prevalent in Belize, especially in the wet season (April-November). such as: Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, dengue, Chikungunya, Malaria and Zika virus.
Waterborne, foodborne and other infectious diseases are common. These include: hepatitis, typhoid, cholera and tuberculosis. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.

Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is not safe to drink in Belize, I’d recommend only drinking bottled water.

Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Belize.

Popular foods:
Rice and beans (rice and Red Kidney beans with coconut milk, usually paired with stew chicken, and fry ripe plantains).
Fry jacks (deep-fried flour dough pieces served as a breakfast item and can be shaped like circles or triangles).
Tamales (traditional dish made of corn dough which is filled with seasoned meat then steamed or boiled in plantain or banana leaves).
Panades (deep-fried corn tortilla folded in half with smoked fish filling, beans, chicken, or cheese).

When to go: Belize is the most enjoyable between January and May, which is the dry season. Despite the fact that the entire country experiences mild temperatures, the type of weather you experience will vary by region. The country’s wet season, which runs from May through October, can be fairly rainy, but hotel rates are significantly less expensive.

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