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Where is Belize?

  1. Approximate Population of Belize: 390,353

Hotels in Belize City

Belize City is the capital of Belize

Belize City has an approximate population of around 57,169 people and you can typically expect to pay around £1.62p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

When people ask the question, "what time is it in Belize City," they are referring to the local time of nine hour plus thirty-five minutes on most days. When traveling through Belize City, it is best to follow the local time and not the international time. This can make a great difference when you are traveling through the rainforest during the evening or when the sun is setting. If you are driving or riding a motorcycle, it is best that you get accustomed to the local time so that you do not trip through Belize City or any of its neighboring towns and cities. Getting used to the local time will make your trip to Belize easier and less complicated.

The reason for the local time in Belize City is so that people can have a more easy time navigating through the large cities while knowing the current time in Belize City. The current time of Belize City is five minutes ahead of the US Pacific time and two hours ahead of Central American time. Belize's geographic location makes it very difficult for its citizens to determine the correct time unless they have access to the Internet.

If you want to go to Belize City or any of its nearby towns and cities, the best way to get there would be to take a bus, train, or cruise ship. When traveling through Belize, it would be a good idea to bring along your own maps and to pay attention to the local time all throughout your journey. Also, do not worry about food when you travel through Belize as the prices are very reasonable and you can eat as much or as little as you like. The local people are very hospitable and the culture of Belize is one of the most unique in the world. With so many cultural activities and sights to see, traveling through Belize offers a wonderful experience that will last a lifetime.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Belize

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Belize are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Belize

For up to date information around safety and security in Belize read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Belize.

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Best time to visit Belize?

The best time to visit Belize is from late November to mid-April, during the country's dry season. Although this peak season draws thousands of tourists, dealing with crowds is an easy sacrifice to make for warm temperatures, clear skies and easy access to the country's top attractions.

Festivals in Belize

There are many festivals in Belize, but this one is the most well known. The country's independence was celebrated on September 21, 1981. The colors of the national flag - red, white, and blue - and patriotic celebrations are everywhere. Food, street vendors, and music are all part of this event. There is even a parade! While there are no festivals in Belize that are considered "world-class," the food available at these events is the best in the country.

In late May, Belize hosts its annual Chocolate Festival, a celebration of all things chocolate. The island is home to excellent cacao beans, and Toledo has become famous for its chocolate-related products. Artist-chocolate makers in Belize combine traditional and modern methods to create a delicious treat called "Tropical organic gold." This delicious chocolate is also used to make wine and other drinks. The city is renowned for its food-based products, such as ice cream.

Another celebration of the Caribbean is the St. George's Caye Day. On this day, Belizeans celebrate their victory over the Spanish navy in 1798. In this festival, a ceremony is held at the Memorial Park on Marine Parade Boulevard. The Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margret Thatcher, attends this event. After the ceremony, a colorful citizens' parade takes place, accompanied by dancing and music.

Another festival in Belize that is popular with tourists is the Christmas season. The Christmas season lasts for the whole month of December, with a famous Christmas Tree lighting to mark the beginning of the festive season. This festival attracts many families to town, with a great deal of shopping on Albert Street. In Hopkins, the main shopping street, the Mango Parade, is held annually. While you're there, make sure to try out the mango-themed festival.

There are many festivals in Belize, but the most famous is the Belize City Art Festival. The event brings colorful art to downtown. The festival also features fashion shows and musical performances. The next year's festival will be held on February 29, 2020. While visiting Belize, be sure to attend the Belize City Art Festival. Its theme is Easter and is a great way to celebrate the country's unique cultural heritage. The Maya influence on the carnival is a major factor.

The two most important festivals in Belize are the St. George's Day and the Battle of St. George's Caye. The Battle of Saint-George's Caye commemorated the victory of the British over the Spanish in 1798. The festivities are celebrated with dance, music, and other fun. You can immerse yourself in the local culture by attending these events. Then, you'll find out more about the places in Belize.

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Do I need a Visa?

British nationals don't need a visa to enter Belize. On arrival, you'll be allowed to enter for a limited period.

See which forms you may need for entry into Belize.

What currency do i need for Belize?

The official currency of Belize is the Belize Dollar (BZD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Belize you can grab amazing Belize Dollar deals via (GBP to BZD).

What wildlife live in Belize?

Mammals exist within all the different habitats of Belize, from the manatee and dolphins of the coastal zone, to the 5 different species of wildcat which live deep within the rainforests of the Maya Mountains.

What is the traditional food of Belize?

Spanish food? The traditional and world-famous Belize Rice and Beans with potato salad is a staple in the Belizean diet. Rice and beans with a choice of beef, chicken, pork, lobster, shrimp or game meat.

What Languages are spoken in Belize?

English continues to be the official language and is spoken by 62.9% of the population. Spanish. Spanish is second most common language with 56.6% of the population speaking it. Creole. Creole, or Kriol, is the third most commonly spoken language. Mayan Languages. German. Garifuna. You can learn some basic Spanish before you travel to Belize and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Belize?

The currency in Belize is the Belize Dollar (People in Belize are in general very polite and soft spoken; they will not be offended if a tip is not given.).

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    The GMT time difference is -6 hours

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