Money and Foreign Currency Advice for Travelers in Belize

The local currency in Belize is known as the Belize Dollar. Often abbreviated as either BZD or BZ$, the currency is permanently pegged to the US dollar at 2:1. This means that two Belizean dollars will always equal one American dollar, so you'll never need to worry about calculating exchange rates. Just like the American…

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San Ignacio Belize, an Affordable Honeymoon Destination

  After the expense and hassle of organizing a wedding, many couples are looking for an affordable destination to enjoy their honeymoon. One of the best places to enjoy a budget-friendly honeymoon in an exotic location is the town of San Ignacio in western Belize. San Ignacio is the country's second-largest town, a thriving, colorful…

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Best Time to Visit Belize

When is the best time to visit Belize? The best time to visit Belize may depend on what you want to do. Best Time To Visit Belize Guide We won’t ask your age, but if you remember a time when folks took vacations only between June and August, you’re probably not a Millennial. Contemporary life…

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How Safe Is Belize?

Travel advice and advisories for Belize While no country can ever guarantee you that nothing will go wrong, Belize is generally a very safe country for visitors. The country is very rural in aspect, and even the largest municipality (Belize City) has only 70,000 inhabitants. If you're considering visiting Belize, here's everything you need to…

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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Famous for being the first jaguar preserve in the world, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is an enormous trackless wilderness located in southeastern Belize. Measuring more than 150 square miles (400 square km) in size, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary begins on the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountain and descends…

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Belize: The Caribbean Jewel You Must See to Believe

  There’s a reason travelers, travel writers and just about everyone else visiting the nation has begun to call Belize the Jewel of the Caribbean. The waters of the Caribbean Sea sparkle like sapphires, the sun beats down like a precious topaz and there’s so much greenery throughout the nation, jungles appear to have been…

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9 Interesting Things about San Ignacio Belize

“Together with neighboring Santa Elena, on the east bank of the river, San Ignacio forms the chief population center of Cayo District. Staying here is generally the more economical option for travel in Cayo; furthermore, there is no shortage of tour operators who are willing to show you the attractions and activities in the surrounding…

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Lamanai Maya Ruins in Belize

One of Belize’s most popular Maya site to visit is Lamanai Maya Ruins. This site is one of Belize’s oldest ruins which date back to 1500 BC when maize was grown there until approximately 1680 AD. It’s located on 950 acres and is one of Belize’s largest archaeological centers. The name, Lamanai, means submerged insect.…

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Belize Vacations – Weather, Places to Visit, Things to Do

What are the ingredients for an unforgettable summer vacation? Going to the beach? Some swimming, perhaps also some snorkeling and some scuba diving? Eating great food? Getting outdoors and enjoying nature? Well, the good news is that Belize has all this and more. Belize enjoys a climate very similar to that in Miami, which means…

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Belize Wildlife and Nature Vacations

Belize Wildlife and Nature Vacations

  Belize is a country overloaded with amazing wildlife and tantalizing vistas. Close encounters with jaguars, tapirs (the national animal of Belize), manatees, crocodiles, numerous tropical birds, coral reefs and countless waterfalls is just a brief trip away for tourists and locals. If you were to pare the Belizean identity down to a handful of…

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1000 Foot Falls in the Mountain Pine Ridge of Belize

The highest waterfall in Central America, the Thousand Foot Falls in western Belize sends water plummeting nearly 1,600 feet into a deep gorge below. Thousand Foot Falls is located in Belize's enormous Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, a protected nature area teeming with wildlife and unique avian species that measures more than 430 square kilometers…

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Travel in Belize: The Top 30 Things to See & Do

Top Things to See & Do In Belize Although Belize is a small country, it is packed full of exciting adventure destinations. Visitors can swim across a pool to enter the ATM Cave where ancient Maya priests once performed human sacrifices, explore the ruins of Cahal Pech, once home to an elite royal Maya family…

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9 Tips For Visiting Belize

With over a third of the country set aside as a park or nature preserve and hundreds of offshore islands, Belize is a land of stunning natural beauty with lots to do and see. Below are 9 handy tips for making the most of your Belize vacation: 1 - When to Visit Belize Belize has…

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