Where is Belize?
On the East coast of Central America bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the East, Mexico to the North and Guatemala to the West and South. About 900 miles from the US Port Cities of Houston and Miami.
Specializing in Eco-Tourism and Soft Adventure Travel, Belize’s Major Attractions are the Barrier Reef, Outer Atolls, Mayan Ruins, Rainforest and Tropical Climate.
1500 BC – 1200 AD inhabited by the Maya Indians
1520 Columbus Visited Honduras, Spanish explored area
1638 First English Loggers
1783 English Settlement Rights recognized
1862 Area became British Honduras
1973 Name was changed to Belize
1981 Belize became and independent nation and a member of the British Commonwealth.
There are no endemic diseases. Drinkable water is readily available in municipalities and resort areas. Good medical care is available at hospitals and clinics.
Belize is a peace loving country. The Police Force is unarmed. Tourists should observe normal caution about petty thefts.
Creole, Seafood, Mexican, Central American, Chinese and American specialties all available and all good.
Flora and Fauna
Over 7,000 plant species including Orchids,Tropical Air Plants, Ferns, Cacti, and Hibiscus. A vast array of Wildlife including the Jaguar, Howler Monkey, Giant Iguana, Gibnut and Tapir. Over 500 species of birds.
There is an incredible array of Fish, Sea Creatures and Coral around the Barrier Reef and in the inland waters. Sport fish include: Tarpon, Snook, Bonefish, Marlin, Swordfish, Barracuda, Snapper and Grouper. There are also Rays, Turtles, Crocodiles, Manatee, and Lobster.
110 volt, 60 cycle same as the US.
Time observed year round is GMT-6, same as US Central Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is not observed.
Anglican, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish and Regional Ethnic Religions.