Where Is Belize Located?

Blue Hole Belize

One of Belize’s major attractions, the Great Blue Hole

So you’re here because you’ve heard about Belize but aren’t sure where it is located. I have good news, you’re not alone; almost two million people from around the world search for the phrase: where is Belize on a monthly basis, and this is on Google alone. The same goes for even popular countries such as Costa Rica, with 11 million people searching for it on a monthly basis. Hopefully, soon Belize will also command that amount of searches.

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Getting back on topic, let me briefly explain where you can find Belize:

Belize is located in Central America, which is also part of North America. Central America is the narrow piece of land bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the West and the Caribbean Sea on the East, and connects North America to South America. This subcontinent consists of seven countries, the Spanish speaking nations of Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama; and due to the fact that Belize was once a British colony, it is English speaking.

If you were to point out Belize on a map, it is situated immediately below Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula (think Cancun and Playa Del Carmen), West of Guatemala and North of Honduras. The Caribbean Sea borders the country to the East.

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Since you now know the location of Belize, let me show you the six districts that make up the country:

In Northern Belize, you find the Corozal and Orange Walk.

Cayo takes up Western Belize.

The Belize District (Belize City) and the islands of Belize (Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye) are to the East.

And Southern Belize consists of Stann Creek (Placencia, Hopkins) and Toledo.

 

Yes it’s a small country but the terrain is diverse and there’s so much to explore. I hope I was able to help you get a better sense of Belize’s location.