Belize is not only a country representing both Central American and Caribbean roots, but it is also the only country in the isthmus that speaks english. From gorgeous island destinations to the rich jungle forests, Belize has cultural and destination grandeur around every corner. First time visitors will be thrilled to find that there is an adventure to meet every kind of traveler: whether it’s zip lining under the jungle canopy, swimming with the sharks, or laying by the beach.
Belize has Central Standard Time year round. There is no daylight savings time.
Things to know
- Belize has been voted as one of the Top Ten Best Ethical Destinations by Ethical Traveler for 2021
- Belizean rice and beans, fried jacks, chimole, and escabeche are some of the best foods associated with the country
- Belize has close to 100 protected areas—approximately 103 of national parks, reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, and more.
- Belize is home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Belize Barrier Reef inscribed in 1996
Considering that Belize is a relatively small country in size, it is fairly easy to get to one end of the country to the other.
Buses: Public Transportation in Belize is accessible and relatively cheap.
Taxis: While taxis are not easily distinguishable like in other countries, it is relatively easy to grab a cab in Belize. You can of course ask your hotel or resort to call in advance from one of their associates.
Water Taxi: Catching a water taxi is relatively easy and with their regular schedule, you can easily plan for what works best for you. Get to and from the beautiful islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker with San Pedro Belize Express.
Local Flights: Boarding a local flight allows you to get to your destination in just a matter of minutes.
Things to do
Experience Jungle Adventure
Outdoor enthusiasts will encounter memories to last a lifetime. There are many tours to choose from- from nature trails, bird watching, zip-lining the longest course in Belize, or rappelling down waterfalls. Here there’s something for everyone.
Under the Sea
Belize is known for being one of the best countries for scuba diving and snorkeling. With the region’s largest barrier reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and unique marine species, we promise this is an experience you don’t want to miss.
Immerse yourself in Culture
Considered a melting pot of culture, Belize has a lot to offer when it comes to learning about culture. Here you can learn about the Mayans, Garifuna, Mennonites, and much more.