16 Things You Might Not Know About Belize

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Occupying about 9000 square miles, Belize is a haven for adventure travelers and scuba divers.

Snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, zip lining, caving, bird watching, and visiting Maya temple sites are a few of the tours that tourists partake in.

If you will be visiting Belize this year, here are 16 things you need to know:

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Belize has the lowest population density in Central America with 35 people per square mile or 14 people per square kilometer.

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Belize has the largest cave system in Central America.

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The Maya were the first people to develop Belize in the 1500 B.C.E.

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In 1840, Belize became a “Colony of British Honduras” and in 1862, it became a crown colony.

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Belize is the only English language-speaking country in Central America.

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Belize is a retirement haven and there are a number of expatriates from Canada, Europe and the United States.

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With an average yearly temperature of 84° F (29°C), it’s always warm and comfortable in Belize.

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Belize’s dry season is between February and May.

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June through December is Belize’s wet season.

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“Sub Umbra Florero” is the motto on the Belizean flag and it means, ‘Under the shade, I flourish.’

 

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Locals and tourists call Belize “The Jewel”.

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The Belize Blue Hole is a world class scuba diving destination.

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Fry Jacks is a favorite breakfast for Belizeans.

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Ambergris Caye is the most popular and largest island in Belize.

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Cayo District is home to the most popular caves and Maya ruins in Belize.

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Actun Tunichil Muknal is the most visited sacred cave in Belize.

 

We will love to help you plan your Belize vacation. Our contact information is below:

Contact us:

Cahal Pech Village Resort
Cahal Pech Hill
San Ignacio Town, Cayo District Belize, P.O. Box #1

Email: info@cahalpech.com
Belize Tel #: 501 824 3740
Belize Fax #:501 824 2225
US Tel #: 239 494 3281

 

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