Belize Travel Guide

In this Belize Travel Guide:

Find helpful travel tips about this beautiful country on the Caribbean coast of Central America. Read about airlines and ocean vessels that service Belize, entry and visa requirements, accommodation and transportation, tourism specialties, customs and immigration regulations, transportation and general tips about the island.

Airlines That Fly to Belize

Belize has flight services from the following airlines: American AirlinesAvianca Airlines, Copa AirlinesDeltaMaya Island AirSouthwest Airlines, Tropic Air and United Airlines.

Airport

The main airport is the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (PGIA) which is located ten miles from Belize City.

Ocean Vessels That Sail to Belize

Several cruise lines visit Belize. The list includes: Aida Das Clubschiff, Azamara Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines,  Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Swan Hellenic Discovery Cruising and Thomson Cruises.

Seaports

There are six ports in Belize including the largest port, The Port of Belize in Belize City. The other ports are Big Creek Port, Commerce Bight Port, Cay Caulker, Punta Gorda and San Pedro.

Belize Entry/Visa Requirements

Before you travel to Belize, there are a few entry and visa requirements to note.

Passports

All visitors to Belize must possess a valid passport with at least six months before expiration.

Visas

Nationals of specific countries such as China and India require a visa to enter Belize, but for the most part, visas are not required for citizens of other countries. Please contact your local Belizean Consulate, Belize Embassy, British Counsel, or contact the Department of Immigration and Nationality, Belmopan, Belize, Central America country to see if your nationality is on the list.

Entry Conditions

Visitors must possess a return ticket, confirmation of accommodation and evidence of their ability to support themselves whilst on the island.

Belize Customs and Immigration Regulations

All visitors to Belize must clear Customs and Immigration at the ports of entry to gain legal entry to the country.

Accommodation in Belize

Belize has numerous accommodation on the mainland and the outlying islands. There are luxury resorts, cabins and lodges that will suit any budget.

Transportation in Belize

Belizeans use public buses as a main source of transportation. But there are car rental companies, taxis and tour buses.  To hire a car or motorcycle in Belize, you must be at least 25 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license from your resident country.

Belize Niche Tourism Products

Belize is well known for its natural habitat, but it has developed specialties in new areas such as: bird watching, charity, culinary, culture/ heritage, cycling, diving, festivals, fishing, golf, health, wellness and spa, business (meetings, conferences etc.), sailing, set jetting, soft adventures, sports, trekking, weddings and honeymoons and wildlife tourism.

Weather in Belize

Temperatures vary between 21 and 30 degrees Celcius (70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit). Annual rainfall averages 50 inches in the north and 170 inches in the south.

Belize Travel Guide Tips

Language: English

Government: Parliamentary Democracy, part of the British Commonwealth

Capital City: Belmopan

Area Code: 501

Size: 8,867 square miles

Population: 348,000

Location: Central America/ Caribbean

Electricity: 110 Volts AC

Currency: Belize Dollar, but the US dollar is widely accepted at a rate of BZD $2 = USD $1.

Legal Drinking Age: 18

Closest Countries: Mexico and Guatemala.

Driving: Right side of the road.

Dress Code: Casual (Beach wear is not allowed in public places; nude and topless swimming and/or sunbathing are not permitted).

Beaches: All beaches are public.

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