Belize Travel Blog

Why Belize Is One of the Caribbean’s Hidden Gems

Belize is the second smallest country in Central America, but it's also a demonstration that the richest gems are more...
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Where to Eat, Sleep and Play in San Ignacio Belize

Have you been waiting patiently for “life as you know it” to return to some semblance of normalcy? You’re not...
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Why You Should Travel To Belize This Fall

Belize is renowned throughout the world for its gorgeous beaches, consistently pleasant weather, and welcoming hospitality — but the average...
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Why visit Belize in August 2021? Here are 10 Good Reasons

August doesn't have to be the season of turtlenecks, back to school preparation, and counting down the days until the...
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7 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Belize in December

It's easy to see why December is one of the most popular times to visit Belize. Whether you're an adventure traveler, a family looking for a great old-time vacation, or looking for an exotic romantic getaway, December is the perfect time to pack your bags and head to Belize. Here are 7 reasons why you…

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Belize in the fall

5 Reasons to Head to Belize This Fall

With fabulous weather all year-round and stunningly beautiful landscapes, it's always a good time to visit Belize. But fall in this part of the world is one of the best times to pack a bag and head down to this enchanting gem of a nation to relax in the sun or climb a mist-shrouded Maya…

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belize national bird

Belize’s National Bird – The Keel- Billed Toucan

The Keel-billed Toucan, known as the "bill bird"locally, is the national bird of Belize. The most obvious characteristic of the toucan is the huge yellow, orange, red, green and black bill. The toucan's bill is amazingly dextrous and allows the bird to feed on a variety of tropical forest fruits. The Keel-billed toucans are a…

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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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5 Ways Belizeans Celebrate Independence Day

In early Belize history, the country was under Spanish rule, but Spain did not actually control the area due to a belief that it did not have sufficient resources to gain the country's full attention. Spain allowed British settlers into the area, and the British eventually had a large presence in the area. During the…

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Where is Belize Located?

Where is Belize -- Location and Geography When you’re surrounded by larger countries, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. But for Belize, the small nation tucked into Mexico's and Guatemala's embrace, being small has myriad advantages--especially since it has an overabundance of resources within its borders. Located at 17°15′ north of the Equator…

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Getting to Belize from Cancun

The best way to get to Belize from Cancun

What’s the Best Way to Get to Belize from Cancun? It’s perfectly understandable why you would want to get out of Cancun and head south to Belize. Cancun is kind of touristy and expensive, and while you’ll have to get out your translation guide or app to understand what’s being said, from the moment you…

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Why Belize Is A Great Place To Retire

By Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher Mayan ruins, spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, miles of unspoiled coastline, and the Western Hemisphere's longest barrier reef -- a paradise for diving, snorkeling and fishing. Belize is a Caribbean playground that is truly blessed by time, nature and culture. See: Belize Vacation Packages For many people, Belize…

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