Belize, Belize Vacations

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Our Opinion of Belize

Belize is the perfect destination for nature enthusiasts. Dive the second largest barrier reef in the world, canoe along wild rivers, snorkel the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea, visit Mayan temples and ruins, hike rainforest trails or golf championship courses. The possibilities are endless and yours to choose.

Things to know about Belize, Belize Vacations

Capital: Belmopan
Currency: Belizean dollar
Electricity: 110 V, 60 Hz
Time Zone: -6 hr GMT. Daylight savings time is not applied.
Government: Parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy
Land size: 22,966 km2
Language: English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna, Creole
Population: 288,000 approx
Religion: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 27%, other 14%, none 9%
 
Driver's License: An international driver's license is recommended. Otherwise you will have to obtain a temporary 90-day driver's license.
 
Entry Requirements: A passport valid throughout your stay is required as well as an ongoing or return ticket are required.

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Belize Weather Averages

The climate is tropical and generally very hot and humid. The rainy season lasts from May to November and dry season from February to May. Temperatures vary according to elevation, proximity to the coast, and the moderating effects of the northeast trade winds off the Caribbean. Average temperatures in the coastal regions range from 24° C in January to 27° C in July. The southern highland plateaus, such as the Mountain Pine Ridge, are noticeably cooler year round.
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