White sand, exotic Central American cultures and a lazy Caribbean lifestyle – Belize is a coastal dream.

Belize may be a tiny Central American nation but what it has to offer is big. Travellers and locals alike enjoy the smooth sand and stunning reefs that this country is famous for. The heavenly beaches share close quarters with tropical jungles and early Mayan structures. The sleepy towns are populated with a blend of cultures you won’t see anywhere else – with Hispanic Belizeans, Mayan natives and various African descendants.

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Belize facts

  Capital city:  Belmopan Population:  321,100 ...

Local culture of Belize

Belizean people are an easy-going bunch who enjoy a casual chat and a bit of fun. There...

Geography & environment

Belize is wedged between Mexico and Guatemala and has a stretch of coast along the Cari...

Shopping guide to Belize

Complete your Belize trip by taking a little piece of this tropical paradise back with ...

Belize festival calendar

Lobster Festivals Lobster season hits in June and July driving festivities in San Pe...

Food & drink in Belize

Lovers of indulgent food will find their paradise in Belize. Seafood is abundant and re...

Further reading

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Belize travel FAQs

The following countries do NOT require a visa to enter Belize as a tourist for a 30 days period:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • European Union Members
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • United Kingdom

Nationals of many neighbouring Central and South American countries also have visa-free access. Most other countries do REQUIRE a visa to enter Belize. Check with your local embassy for more information.

Tipping isn’t expected in Belize but it’s certainly appreciated. Feel free to round up the bill if you feel the service has been good. If the restaurant includes a 10% surcharge on the bill then there’s no need to tip.

Internet is accessible from internet cafes and Wi-Fi hotspots but it can be pricey and a bit slower than what you may be used to.

Belize has reliable mobile coverage is across most of the country. Activate global roaming before you leave if you wish to use your mobile phone while travelling.

Belize has modern flush toilets in all major centres and tourist areas. Soap and toilet paper may not always be available so you may like to take some with you.

Beer = 5 BZD
Glass of rum at a bar = 6 BZD
Simple meal at a local restaurant = 10 BZD
Lobster meal at a high-end restaurant = 50 BZD

It is not advised to drink tap water in Belize. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a bottle or canteen with you. Ask your leader where you can access filtered water to refill your supply, or carry your own purification tablets with you.

Credit cards are commonly used at hotels, high-end restaurants, and shops for tourists. Small local businesses rely on cash however, so expect to carry some with you while travelling.

ATMs are common in Belize’s cities and major tourist destinations, but they are far less common outside of these areas. Prepare to carry cash with you when travelling to rural destinations and small islands.

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.

For more information on insurance, please go to: http://www.peregrineadventures.com/how-we-can-help/our-services


For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Belize/public-holidays