About Belize

Aerial shot of Ambergris Caye

Aerial shot of Ambergris Caye

Land of the free by the Carib sea

Anyone who doesn’t know about Belize finds the travel destination fascinating. Nestled between Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras; geographically it is a Central American country. Yet the language, culture, and vibe, mirrors the Caribbean. Depending on your location within this small country, and based on the predominant culture of an area, you’ll get to see a different side of Belize.

 

Maya stucco frieze Xunanunich

Basic Facts

A previous British colony, Belize is the only English-speaking nation in Central America. The population is 330,000 and the country is almost half the size of Costa Rica. There are six districts: Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo. The capital is Belmopan City and Belize City is the largest city. The main cultures are Maya, Mestizo, Garifuna, Creole, and Mennonites. Since Belize is near the equator, it shares the same climate as other tropical countries. There are two distinct weather periods, a dry and wet season. The dry season is usually from November to May and the wet season is from June to October. Keep that in mind when choosing the best time to visit Belize.

 

Blue Hole Belize

Tourism

Belize has a thriving travel industry and approximately 70 percent of the annual tourist arrivals are US and Canada citizens. Factors that make Belize a popular tourist destination are its charming people, the close proximity to North America, the Belize Barrier Reef, unparalleled scuba diving and snorkeling, outstanding fishing, Mayan temples and caves, and exotic jungle and wildlife experiences. Cayo, Southern Belize and the islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker are the top hot-spots.

 

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