Belize Tips

Passport and visa provision to enter Belize
Follow the link below to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize where you can see the entry requirements to Belize: http://ins.gov.bz/index.php/visa-requirements/visa-exempted

You can also contact the Belizean Embassy closest to your location for updated information.

Moving in Belize
It is recommended to have transportation reserved before your arrival in Belize, so you will not have to worry about how to move from one place to another. If you are an adventurer, you can rent a car and drive to most destinations but remember that for the islands you will need to go by plane or boat. In Belize the most efficient way to get around is by plane, despite being a small country there are daily flights to all the main destinations.

Internal flights
There are regular flights between Belize City and the main destinations. Destinations like San Pedro (Ambergirs Caye), Caye Caulker and Placencia have several flights during the day. You can take flights to almost all destinations. Flights depart from the international and municipal airports. If you book your domestic flight on the same day as the international one, we suggest you have enough time between flights. If there is any change or delay in the domestic flight, you can lose your international connection.

Buses
Traveling by bus in Belize is the cheapest way and it is safer than in other places (although it is advisable to be careful with your belongings). Like anywhere, this option is uncomfortable and cannot be reserved before arriving in Belize. Once in Belize you must go to the station to reserve, depending on the time you will have to wait until the next day. Moving to the bus station, or from the station to the hotel, entails other expenses, such as taxi. In addition to the time it takes to get there, looking for the station, how to get to the hotel, etc. It can be somewhat chaotic if you are not used to it. There are bus terminals only in the main cities.

Car rental
If you want to rent a car, we recommend doing so before your arrival in Belize. Driving in Belize is relatively easy, they have 3 main roads, one to the north, one to the south and one to the west, which are paved, relatively narrow, but with little traffic. Most of the back streets are unpaved and in poor condition so a four-wheel drive car (4x4) may be necessary. Another aspect that you should keep in mind is that the price of gasoline in Belize is high.

Water
In Belize tap water is not purified, so you should not drink it. You can buy bottled water anywhere in the country, in small stores or supermarkets. We suggest you bring a reusable container to avoid contamination. Staying hydrated is important, remember that Belize is a hot and humid place.

Foods
In Belize you will not find large fast-food chains so be prepared for local and international food as homemade. Most destinations have a variety of restaurants to choose from. Food prices range from $ 5 at street stalls to $ 100 at high-end restaurants.

Swim in the ocean
Because Belize has a very large coastline towards the Caribbean and has many islands, it is possible to swim freely. In addition, due to its coral reefs you can practice scuba diving and snorkeling, the tour will be unforgettable.

Luggage
Due to its location the climate of Belize is warm, so it is advisable to pack clothes for this type of weather. A light jacket can be useful for cooler nights. Comfortable shoes for walking in the jungle. Sandals and clothes to enjoy the beach are essential, swimsuit, sunscreen and dark glasses. It is important that you don’t forget a repellent for mosquitoes, especially for the rainy season. If you are a fan of bird watching, we suggest you bring binoculars. And of course, you cannot miss the camera to capture all the beauty of Belize.

If you plan to take domestic flights, we recommend bringing light luggage. Baggage limits don't allow you a lot of weight. Even if you pay for excess baggage, if there is no space on the flight, they will send it to you until the next available flight.

Electricity
The standard voltage in Belize is 110 / 220V. The plugs are like those of the United Kingdom, type B / G. Depending on your country of residence we suggest you bring an adapter or a voltage converter - check before leaving your home.

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