Belize Travel Information

Belize is a country in Central America, bordered by Mexico and Guatemala. Belize was called British Honduras in the past. The official language is English, although Spanish is quite common as well. They also speak a lot of different languages like Kriol, Garifuna, and much more. Belize has a very mixed population and different cultures. The low human population in Belize is ideal for natural habitat to flourish. Belize has both marine and terrestrial treasures and the Belize tourism is mostly focused on these natural treasures.

The Belize travel adventure is mostly known by tourists for its islands. Caye Caulker and San Pedro are the most famous ones. They are definitely nice places to be and chill-out. Apparently, the area is also good for snorkelling and diving. From a marine perspective, the Belize Barrier Reef is one of the main hotspots, with the Great Blue Hole is a well-known place.

Belize has also some less know Maya ruins. One of the other nice villages to visit is San Ignacio. It’s very close to the Guatemalan border.

Facts

Language         English
Capital              Belmopan
Currency          Belize dollar (BZD)
Population       388 000
Area                  22 800 km²
Time Zone       CST (UTC -06:00)
Dial Code         +501
Electricity         110/220V-60Hz (American plug)

Belize travel by bus

The climate in Belize is tropical with wet and dry seasons, which reflects in different humidity and rainfall. The average temperature is around 29°C in the coastal regions and slightly higher inland. Furthermore, hurricanes have played a role in Belizean history, and will probably be important in the future as well. In 2016, Hurricane Earl passed by and had an impact on Cockscomb basin wildlife sanctuary, for example.

But Belize has also a very nice inland. Belize is a small country, but it has some very nice nature left. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS) must be one of its most famous places. At least for wildlife biologists. It’s the first ever jaguar reserve with one of the highest densities of jaguars in the world. 

More Information

People from Schengen area can get a 30-day visa on arrival.
More info about Belize, Visa, Belize Travel & Transportation etc. you can find here 

Additional informative websites on Belize Travel Information:
TripAdvisor
Lonely Planet

Welcome to Maya center village

Projects & Nature Travel

Products

A couple of  useful products when going to Belize:

Blogs & Articles

Belize-2016

Fieldwork with Panthera Belize: Part 2 [2016]

I went from Honduras to Belize to join Panthera Belize again for a bit of fieldwork. I joined them as a volunteer last year, and I had a great experience (read more about it here). I had an amazing time there, so I was eager to meet up with them once again. This time I just stayed for a short period time. A short description of what you can expect in this blog post: Travel to Belize …
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Belize-2015

Volunteering with Panthera Belize: Part 1 [2015]

How it all began… From my blog post from South Africa:”…While I was wondering around I got into a second-hand book store where I got lost in the ‘nature’ section. Suddenly I came across a very old book of (at that time) my wildlife conservation hero ‘Alan Rabinowitz’. It was the book “JAGUAR: One Man’s Struggle to Save Jaguars in the Wild” from 1987…”. One day I was going to get to Belize and join Panthera …
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