Beautiful Belize can be found in Central America and is definitely worth visiting for a holiday. It is a unique, safe, and wonderful country with lots of different things to do.
Let us take a look at some of the best bits of Belize.
Is It Safe to Travel to Belize?
Although there is no guaranteed safety when visiting any country in the world, Belize is a safe destination to visit with low crime rates. They have a low population with only roughly seventy thousand people living in the main municipality known as Belize City.
Belize has been an independent country since 1981. It is divided into six districts Belize City which is the most populated, Cayo, Corozal, Orange Walk, Stann Creek and Toledo which is the least populated.
Belize is the safest Central American country for women to visit, especially if they are travelling solo.
Most visitors generally visit and stay in Belize City, but all six districts are worth visiting and exploring.
Things to Do In Belize
Belize has some amazing beaches to explore as it has a large coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches.
If you enjoy gambling then Belize has a fair few casinos for you to explore including The Golden Princess Casino, The Palace Casino, Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and Captain Morgan’s Retreat.
Other things to do while visiting Belize include snorkeling, exploring the local caves, scuba diving, wildlife spotting and visiting one of the many nature parks. There really is something for everyone in Belize.
How Many Days Do You Need to Visit Belize?
The longer your stay in Belize the better as this will give you more time to explore all the different delights to be found without rushing from place to place.
Ideally you should be looking to stay for at least seven days, as this will give you enough time to discover and visit the main tourist attractions and give you time to relax on one of the many wonderful beaches on offer.
Don’t forget to bear in mind jet lag as well depending on how far you are travelling to Belize from. If your journey time is going to be a long one, always give yourself a day extra to recover from jet lag, to insure you then have enough time to enjoy your holiday.
When Is the Best Time to Travel To Belize?
Although Belize is vibrant and beautiful to visit any time of year, most people tend to travel during the dry season when there is less chance of wet weather.
Dry season runs from January to May and you should expect warm and dry weather during these months.
The rainy months in Belize generally run from June to the middle of November when you can also expect strong winds alongside the rain.
If you are looking to avoid the tourist season and crowds then these months are generally quieter, due to the weather but bear in mind some establishments shut during these rainy months.
Is It Expensive to Visit Belize?
Although flights can be quite expensive to get to Belize, depending on where you are travelling from, once you are in Belize it can be a relatively cheap holiday.
On average you can expect to spend anywhere between fifty to eighty dollars per day per person, depending on the type of activities you do and the type of restaurant you eat out.
It is possible to spend very little in Belize and still have a wonderful holiday by eating cheaply and visiting places that have free entry.
However, you could live like a King or Queen during your stay without breaking your budget or bankrupting yourselves, due to how cheap most things are in Belize.
Either way you are sure to have a great time in Belize whatever your spending budget may be.
What Currency Is Accepted in Belize?
The nation currency is known as Belize dollars, but luckily American dollars is also accepted pretty much everywhere.
This is handy as if you are travelling for the United States of America you do not need to worry about changing your cash at a currency exchange.
Most Visa and Mastercards are also widely accepted in Belize but it is advisable to have cash with you just in case.
Fun and Interesting Facts About Belize
Belize is known as Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret as it’s such a wonderful untouched place to visit. It also has some quirky facts such as:
Belize is the only South American country that speaks English as its national language. This is another great reason to visit as the locals all speak the same language as you.
The tallest building in Belize is a Mayan temple.
You won’t find your typical fast-food restaurant in Belize as there is no McDonalds, KFC or Starbucks anywhere in the country.
Belize has roughly nine hundred ancient Mayan sites.
To Sum Up
Belize is a top holiday destination for many reasons including its beautiful beaches, its untouched landscape alongside the many attractions that are worth visiting.
It’s also an unusual place to holiday where not many people have visited, so it is a unique type of holiday and one to cross off your bucket list.
It’s also pretty cheap to stay and enjoy your time in Belize so you do not need to worry about spending too much money to enjoy yourself.
The weather is top notch in the busy season and if you don’t mind a little rain and wind the off season is perfect to visit to avoid the busy crowds, and can be a much more peaceful time to visit. Whatever time of year you decide to travel to Belize you are sure to have a great time and will want to come back again soon.