Belize

Belize Overview

Belize is a small country situated in Central America. It lies on the southeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexico on the north, the Caribbean Sea on the east, and Guatemala border Belize on the south and west. More than half of Belize’s people live along the Caribbean coast. Belize City, on the coast, is the country’s only city.

Belize is Central America’s most thinly populated country. It is also the only Central American country where English is the official language and people of African descent make up the largest part of the population.

Belize has a well-developed tourism industry so you can snorkel at Hol Chan, dive at Lighthouse Reef, or stay on shore and explore the wildlife reserves jam-packed with jaguars and parrots.

CLIMATE

Belize has a hot, humid climate. Temperatures range from 60 to 90 °F (15.6 to 32 °C) along the coast but are often higher inland. Rain falls almost every day, except during the dry season from February to May. Hurricanes sometimes strike Belize.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Belmopan
POPULATION: 301,270
LANGUAGE: Spanish, Creole, Mayan Dialects, English
CURRENCY: Belize Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 110/220V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: BZ
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +501
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -6