With one foot in the Central American jungles and the other in the Caribbean Sea, lies a small-sized country nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, in Central America. We are talking about Belize. 🌴
Belize is packed with islands, adventure and culture. Visitors to Belize can enjoy everything from world-class scuba diving and snorkelling on the Belize Barrier Reef to explorations of the jungle, including visiting ancient Maya ruins hidden deep in the rainforest.
Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world, after Australia's and with more than 100 types of coral and some 500 species of tropical fish, it's a pure paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers.
The translucent underwater world of Belize is home to vivid marine life including turtles, eagle rays, whale sharks, and a small creature called the "Christmas Tree Worm".
One joy of travelling to Belize is how empty it seems. While neighbouring Mexico and Guatemala are famously populous and crowded, here the roads are quiet, the beaches relaxed and the archaeological sites often blissfully free of crowds. Belize is famous for its well-rounded offerings for everyone. Besides all the water activities the country has to offer, you can also hike through the jungle or feel the vibrant culture of this country or just laze in a hammock and take in the relaxed vibe of this island life. Belize has it all to offer the perfect tropical vacation.
5 Days / 4 nights
Belize might not be known as a great underwaterlife spot, but it for sure offers some amazing diving and snorkeling opportunities. Our 5-day Classic Belize tour gives you the chance to explore all of the marine life Belize has to offer, including a visit to Hol Chan, the best location to spot Shark Rays.
8 Days / 7 nights
Our Discover Belize tour is perfect for adventure seekers who also want to take a deep dive into some Mayan culture and traditions. This tour will take you to the jungle of Belize and the impressive underwater life in Hol Chan. From activities in the jungle to relaxation at the beach, this tour is a perfect way to discover Belize.
11 Days / 10 nights
Our Pure Belize tour is perfect for anyone wanting to explore it all. From jungles to temples, to charming towns and beautiful beaches. Belize has so much to offer and this tour will be packed with activities throughout the country but you will also have time to relax at the beaches in Placencia and San Pedro.
Itineraries While we intend to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
The contract is a general guide to the tour, region and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives of the same level and value for money.
Kindly note that water is scarce in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.
Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need. If you do not receive an immediate answer for any reason, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. We have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office.
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Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.
What to Pack? – Packing list
• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (With photocopies)
• Copy of your contract
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhoea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
For camera and lenses; we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a GoPro for those action shots; Renting a camera is not possible;
• Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colors. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodation you selected has a pool or if you do a beach extension), and comfortable hiking shoes;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• Adaptor for A, B, and G type plugs.
Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee.
Visa & Entry requirements All visitors to Belize must present a valid passport before entering the country. The exception is for cruise ship passengers. They do not require an entry visa or a passport for that matter All visitors must travel to Belize on a valid passport (non-expired). The passport must be valid for no less than six months after the intended period of stay in Belize.
Insurance A travel insurance is highly recommended when traveling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com
Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitisers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor.
Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.
Safety and Security Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure.
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. Drone use is allowed in Belize but several drone laws need to be followed when flying in the country.
Electricity In Belize the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B, and G. Type A: mainly used in North and Central America, China, and Japan. This socket only works with plug A.Type B: like type A but with an extra prong for grounding. This socket also works with plug A Type G: this type is of British origin. This socket only works with plug G. The standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Religion Christianity is the largest religion in Belize.
Climate The climate in Belize is subtropical—balmy and comfortable. The temperature in all areas of Belize typically hovers around 80°F throughout the year. The average annual humidity is around 80%. The average annual rainfall in most parts of Belize is about 50 inches, but the Cayo District receives significantly less—fewer than 15 inches per year. As in any country, the weather depends on your region, but generally, Belize enjoys a warm, tropical climate. The coastline feels cooler due to the sea breezes, while some regions inland also cool from the raising elevation.
Best time to visit The best time to visit Belize is during the dry season, which is between January and May. Although you can enjoy warm temperatures across the country, the type of weather you get will depend on the region. Expect clear, sunny days in the Cayo District and on the Cayes. The Toledo District and Placencia enjoy a more tropical climate where there’s a chance of rain at any time of year, but this is what gives these regions their lush beauty.
Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned from entering Belize. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country.
Money and currency The Belize dollar, abbreviated BZ$, is the official currency of Belize. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash if you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine cannot connect to any network. Please keep in mind that credit- or debit cards can also be used. Banks make a “foreign exchange charge” which is typically up to 1-3% of the transaction value for use of Debit and Credit cards in Belize.
Tipping Tipping in Belize is welcomed and appreciated; however, it is not mandatory nor is it always expected. Furthermore, in Belize, there is no tip too little or too big. Generally, anything you would tip in the USA will work in Belize especially since the US note is accepted countrywide.
Dress code Belize, quite frankly, is always pretty warm. The coldest it gets in the high 60s during the evenings. If anything, you’ll want shelter from the rain. Still, tropical attire is appropriate this time of year, with dresses and colourful shirts and shorts serving as the perfect outfit for almost any occasion. Just be sure that when choosing what to wear in Belize that you bring some rainproof options and a light sweater or jacket for the cooler evenings.
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