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About Belize

Belize is an extraordinarily beautiful country located in Central America. It is bordered on the east by the Caribbean Sea, on the north by Mexico, on the west and south by Guatemala. Belize is very unique, since it is the only country in Latin America where English is the official language. You won’t have to worry about fumbling through foreign language books to order a cup of coffee. Belize is a part of the British Commonwealth and enjoys a stable democracy. The government is fashioned after the British system. Prior to the 1960’s, Belize was known as British Honduras.  Belize gained independence in 1981.

This is a relatively small country of approximately 8,900 sq miles and a population of about 300,000. The people of Belize are a composition of Hispanic, Creole (African-European), Mayan, European, Garifuna (African-Indian), Middle Eastern, Asian, and Mestizo (mixed ancestry). Many Belizeans consider themselves Mestizo. Although the official language is English, many speak Creole and Spanish, or a combination thereof in their daily lives. Belizeans are by nature very friendly and hospitable.

Belize Activities

When speaking of Belize, one cannot help but continuously use the word diverse, for it is truly that. Not only is it geographically diverse, but also in choices of Belize adventure tours to pursue while visiting Belize. On the cayes and coastal areas, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye or Placencia offer superb Belize diving and snorkeling off the Belize Barrier Reef. Belize diving is fantastic and attracts divers from throughout the world. In the interior, such as Punta Gorda and San Ignacio, Belize, the scene drastically changes to mountains, jungle and lush valleys where several major river systems cascade their way to the sea while supporting a great variety of exotic wild life. Cave tubing, caving, zip lining (canopy tours), birding, horseback riding, jungle trekking, and exploring Maya archaeological sites are just a few of the adventures to be enjoyed. No matter your preferences for a Belize vacation, Belize will be sure to provide fond memories to last a lifetime. Belize resorts are fantastic and offer superb amenities and a selection of activities to make your Belize vacation special. 

Belize resorts and hotels are as unique as the country. Belize hotels are not the larger corporate properties you will find throughout Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean. Most are privately owned and offer excellent, personal service and provide a tranquil, yet exciting atmosphere without the crowds. Hundreds of our clients continuously attest of their delight and amazement of just how uniquely different Belize actually is.

Getting to Belize is very easy, with short two hour flights daily from several U.S. cities to Belize International Airport. From the International Airport there are two domestic airlines offering frequent daily flights throughout Belize.

Gaining entry into Belize is also very easy. Travelers from most countries, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and most European countries do not need a preapproved visa. Only a valid passport and proof of a return ticket is required to enter Belize for up to 30 days. If staying longer than 30 days, you must visit the local Immigration Office for extensions. Extensions for up to an additional 30 days will cost BZ $50 (US $25). This is a simple process and takes just a few minutes.

We are sure you will enjoy the tempo and beauty of Belize and soon learn to understand why, for your vacation, Belize is truly a little slice of paradise with a big heart.

 

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