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Travel Guide and Useful Information

Belize is a tiny pearl on the Caribbean sea, tucked away between Mexico and Guatemala, only a 2 to 3 hour flight from Houston, Miami or Jamaica. It is the only English speaking country in Central America and boasts the longest barrier reef in the Northern hemisphere, many Mayan temples, unspoilt rainforests and, to top it off, some of the friendliest people you're ever likely to meet.

We've compiled information below to help you in your travels here. For further specific information click on our Frequently asked Questions - FAQ page.

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Quick Facts

Belize was formerly known as British Honduras until its independence from Britain in 1981. The capital city is Belmopan and the largest city is Belize city (pop. 75,000). Belize has over 200 offshore islands, the largest barrier reef in the western Hemisphere and world’s first and largest Jaguar Reserve. It is also the location of many Mayan archeological sites and the oldest Maya site (Cuello, 2400 BC) in Central America.

Getting Here

Belize is serviced by: American Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, and Delta Airways with all flights arriving at the Belize Airport in Belize City. American and Continental offers flights from Dallas, Houston, and Miami, while Taca flies from Houston, Cancun in Mexico, and El Salvador. United Airlines flies from Charlotte, North Carolina directly to Belize.

Another option is to fly to Cancun in Mexico and navigate down the east coast of Mexico, entering Belize at the Northern border. The trip from Cancun is by air conditioned bus to Chetumal with a duration of 6 hours. Add another 2 to 3 hours to reach Belize City from the border.

Geographical Size

Belize is approximately 175 miles long and 70 miles wide. The longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere provides sheltered waters along the entire coast, on the Carribbean sea.

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About 275,000 friendly people of British, Spanish, Mayan, Carib and African descent, and any mix of the same. There is also also a strong presence of Mennonite communities of German descent.


The official language of Belize is English, although most Belizeans speak an English/Carribbean patois called "Creole". Spanish and Maya are also spoken in some parts of the country, especially the more rural and agricultural areas.


Belize has been an independent nation since 1981 and a member of the British Commonwealth, with a democratically elected governmental body.


The exchange rate maintains a constant 2 Belize Dollar for each US Dollar. US currency and major credit cards are accepted throughout many parts of Belize. The Banks in Belize will usually accept only US dollars and Euros for conversion into Belize dollars. US Dollars are accepted everywhere in Belize, and we suggest bringing a small amount of Dollars in Cash, with the remaining money in US Dollar Travelers Cheques.

Universal Currency Converter


Same as the US 110 volts. Adapters required only for non-US type European plugs.


Belize Weather Forecast for our Belize Jungle Lodge December, January and Febuary are the cooler months with temperatures dipping to 60-70F (sometimes). Always expect hotter days where temperatures will reach into the 90s. March to July generally typify the dry season with little rain and temperatures into 90F, sometimes hitting 100F. August to November provide the heaviest rain period where conditions will be humid and hot. If you are concerned about the heat then travel in the first few months of the year. Otherwise Belize will generally provide many hot, sunny days whatever the time of year you come.

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Belize Weather Forecast for our Belize Jungle Lodge