Belize is the only English-speaking British country in Central America. Cocooned between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize opens its heart to the Caribbean Sea. Close to the United States and Canada, it only takes you a few hours to fly. Enjoy activities such as hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, caves, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, diving and fishing in Belize at affordable prices.
Or simply relax with the sun, water and silence.
A valid passport is required with proof of return for at least 6 months after the date of departure. Citizens of the United States, the British Commonwealth, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay and Canada may be visa-free. Others should apply for a visa at their local consulate or Belizean embassy. For tourists, a stay of 30 days is usually provided. One can go to the city of Belize and request an extension of stay by six months by paying a small fee.
Airways to Belize
If you want to bring your own plane, you must enter Belize via Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City. Be sure to obtain permission from the Chief Civil Aviation Officer 48 hours prior to your arrival. The documents must be checked and the normal flight plan must be submitted together with the required fee. In addition to its own aircraft, it operates regular airlines American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Taca and Aeromexico. The journey from Miami, Florida, Houston, Texas or New Orleans, Louisiana takes only a few hours.
Travel and travel documents must be available for passage through the customs authorities. In addition to personal belongings, only 200 cigarettes or ry pounds of tobacco products, 20 ounces of alcohol and a bottle of personal perfume are allowed.
Waterways: Swim your way
A sea trip can be adventurous and perfectly enjoyable. The Caribbean Sea is beautiful and the trip can add a pleasant part of your trip to Belize. However, ships must clear customs and drive to Belize City, Dangripa, Punta Gorda, Big Creek or San Pedro on Ambergris Caye.
Arrival by country: Continue
Choose this path if you are willing to enjoy the rough and difficult. Rough roads will take nearly three to six days from Texas through Mexico. Be sure to take your driver’s license or permit along with your vehicle registration certificates. You will need a temporary import permit for the vehicle to cross the Mexican border, which Belize customs officials would do very well. Do not speed up and keep to the right side of the road.
Liability insurance or liability insurance is also required. If you also do not have an international driver’s license, you will need a temporary driver’s license, which can be obtained from a chief licensing officer in Belize City. You could even bring your own caravan, but overnight parking in public places is not allowed.
You can also rent a car or golf cart in Belize City, for which a valid driver’s license is required. Having a car is a great way to experience Belize.
Belize is only 68 miles wide and 180 miles long, so fill your gas tanks and don’t forget to pick up hitchhikers or ride overnight. Bus services are also available around Belize. Novello’s, Z-Line, Betty’s and Venus will take you to all the major cities.
Room and board costs
If you’re traveling on a budget, you can spend a vacation on the mainland of Belize for just $ 40 a day, while the transportation will be extra. Rooms and meals in luxury cottages and good hotels range from $ 100 to $ 150 per day. Equipped group adventure trips in luxury all-inclusive cabins range from $ 100 to $ 150 per day. Bookings are always a good idea and don’t forget to ask for group discounts.
There are several commercial banks in Belize City. Atlantic Bank Limited, Alliance Bank, Nova Nova Scotia, Barclay’s Bank PLC and Belize Bank Limited will be happy to assist you if necessary.
Credit cards and travelers checks
Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept all major credit cards. Small sellers and warehousekeepers in rural areas can only accept cash or travelers checks. All major credit card companies can be contacted at any commercial banks in Belize City.
The local currency is the Belize Dollar. One US dollar equals two Belize dollars. However, US dollars are also accepted throughout the country.
For so long – for now
It may be difficult to say goodbye to Belize, but comforting yourself soon to be back can help. Days of Sun, Water and Peace will always be there for you whenever you want or you want to buy a Belize dream vacation from one of Belize’s most respected communities.
Obligations upon departure
When leaving Belize, a tax of USD 20 is charged and is payable in cash only. However, this does not apply if you leave Belize within 24 hours. There is a $ 0.75 security fee when entering Belize by plane and on the next flight in Belize. There is a $ 5 visa fee when entering Guatemala (for a site tour) across the western border; and a $ 3.50 departure tax is charged when Belize is left on this west side.
This charge is deductible at the airport from the USD 20 departure tax when you leave Belize.
Remember, however, that Belize is always willing and always inviting.
So long now!