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.
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)
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.
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