Belize Guide: Information You Need Before Traveling to this Tropical Island Paradise
Before exploring this tropical wonderland, let us give you a brief
Belize guide to the country.
Belize was formerly called British Honduras. It is the only country
that embraces the Pacific
Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is a Central American country and
has Guatemala (west) and Mexico (north) as its neighbors. The
official language in Belize is English, so it is a very tourist-friendly
Belize Guide: Understanding the Culture
Belize is similar to other British colony islands in terms of culture.
The people from Belize are Creole and Afro-Caribbean decent.
There are also native Mayan people whose language is Spanish
(which is spoken as a second language in most parts of Belize).
There was a bloody conflict in the 80s which affected Central
America. Belize has not been exempted from the business of drug
trade and poverty common in the region, however, it has now truly
becoming a tourist destination and is very safe to visit here.
The locals are very proud of their country and they are very
hospitable to visitors.
Belize Guide: Why Tourists Visit
Many people visit Belize by way of cruise ships and tourism is the
major economical force of this country. The country is visited for its
lush rainforest, 400 species of birds, exotic flora and fauna, deep
sea fishing, a splendid coral reed for snorkeling or diving and for
the Mayan ruins.
Belize Guide: It’s History
There has been dispute over Belize by the United Kingdom and
Guatemala. The British did not give the country independence until
1981. Guatemala did not recognize the country until 1991. The
country used to produce agricultural products such as oranges,
bananas and sugar but these have not progressed to be a major
source of income, thus making tourism the money earner of the
Belize Guide: The Climate
There are only two seasons in Belize. The first is the hot and humid
summer season that occurs from February to May. The rainy
season is from May to November.
Belize Guide: The Regions
Belize Guide: The Cities
Belize Guide: Other Destinations in Belize to Visit
Belize Guide: The Mayan ruins
The most popular ones include Altun Ha, Xuanantunicj, Lunaantun,
Lamanai and Caracol.
Belize Guide: The Currency
For easy computation, just divide the US $ by two and that is the
worth of Belize’s currency. The symbol is BZD $ and mostly they
just use the $ sign.
We hope that helped you a little bit and gave you a brief
introduction of Belize.