Before exploring this tropical wonderland, let us give you a brief Belize guide to the country. Belize was formerly called British Honduras. It is the only country that embraces the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is a Central American country and has Guatemala (west) and Mexico (north) as its neighbors. The official language in Belize is English, so it is a very touristfriendly place. Belize Guide: Understanding the Culture Belize is similar to other British colony islands in terms of culture. The people from Belize are Creole and AfroCaribbean decent. There are also native Mayan people whose language is Spanish (which is spoken as a second language in most parts of Belize). There was a bloody conflict in the 80s which affected Central America. Belize has not been exempted from the business of drug trade and poverty common in the region, however, it has now truly becoming a tourist destination and is very safe to visit here. The locals are very proud of their country and they are very hospitable to visitors.
Belize Guide: Why Tourists Visit Many people visit Belize by way of cruise ships and tourism is the major economical force of this country. The country is visited for its lush rainforest, 400 species of birds, exotic flora and fauna, deep sea fishing, a splendid coral reed for snorkeling or diving and for the Mayan ruins. Belize Guide: It’s History There has been dispute over Belize by the United Kingdom and Guatemala. The British did not give the country independence until 1981. Guatemala did not recognize the country until 1991. The country used to produce agricultural products such as oranges, bananas and sugar but these have not progressed to be a major source of income, thus making tourism the money earner of the country. Belize Guide: The Climate There are only two seasons in Belize. The first is the hot and humid summer season that occurs from February to May. The rainy season is from May to November. Belize Guide: The Regions Northern Belize Toledo Stann Creek Cayo Belize District Belize Guide: The Cities San Ignacio Punta Gorda Orange Walk Dangriga Crooked Tree Corozal Belize City
Belmopan Big Creek Belize Guide: Other Destinations in Belize to Visit Caye Caulker Tabacco Caye Placencia Ambergris Caye Belize Guide: The Mayan ruins The most popular ones include Altun Ha, Xuanantunicj, Lunaantun, Lamanai and Caracol. Belize Guide: The Currency For easy computation, just divide the US $ by two and that is the worth of Belize’s currency. The symbol is BZD $ and mostly they just use the $ sign. We hope that helped you a little bit and gave you a brief introduction of Belize.