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A very unique country in the Central American region, Belize is unlike any of it’s neighbours. Being a territory of England until 1981, Belize has a history that is completely different to the countries it boarders. 

travel guide to belize

Sitting along the Belize Barrier Reef, the second biggest living reef in the world, Belize is a unique mix of water activities, Mayan history, wildlife experiences and tiny islands. Often overlooked by it’s neighbours, it’s a destination all of it’s own that offers a completely different look at Central America. 

When To Visit: The best time to visit Belize is from late November through to the middle of April, during the dry season. During this time most days are warm and sunny, with little rain or cloudy days. 

The dry season is also the peak period for travel to Belize, so you can expect larger crowds and slightly inflated prices, especially if you’re heading out to the islands. 

Language: The primary language in Belize is English due to Belize being a former British Colony, however most locals speak multiple languages and dialects. 

International Airport: The main airport in Belize is the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) which is where all international flights will land. 


Capital City: Belmopan in the Cayo District

Time Zone: Belize follows the Central Time Zone UTC -6. There is no daylight savings time in Belize. 

Currency: The currency in the Belize is Belizean Dollars $BZD. At the time of writing, $1BZD converts to $0.70AUD, $0.50USD or £0.40GBP.  US Dollars are also accepted in some places around Belize. 

Credit Cards & ATMs: The acceptance of credit cards is really only in the major cities, and even still they will not be accepted everywhere. ATMs can be hard to come by and you will often need to go to the bank if you need cash. Grab enough cash for your whole trip when you arrive at the airport to avoid any issues. 

Driving: Always drive on the right side of the road in Belize. 

Power: In Belize the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B and G. The standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Internet Access: Most hotels and hostels will offer a good wifi connection, as will the airport, but don’t expect to be able to connect to the internet easily when you’re out and about. 

Visa Requirements: Most people will not need a visa for stays of less than 30 days in Belize including passport holders from Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, European Union countries, South American countries and most Central American and Caribbean countries. Always check your requirements before you travel just to be safe.

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