Our Top Ten list of tips and articles covering travel to and living in Belize with information on the neighbouring countries of Guatemala and Belize.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO BELIZE – is from late November to mid-April, cool & dry season. The peak season draws thousands of tourists but dealing with crowds is an easy sacrifice to put up with. Summer is ideal for swimming and beach sports and more economical.
BANKING IN BELIZE – Benefits of Banking in Belize is the official English Language. Navigating a language barrier is difficult as-is, and it becomes even more of a hassle when trying to open a bank account. Belize has long been known as an Off-Shore Banking haven.
BELIZE TRAVEL MAPS – Maps of Belize and travel information about Belize brought to you by Belize.com Belize has six districts: Corozal, Orange Walk, Cayo, Belize, Stann Creek and Toledo. Use our Maps of Belize to find out more about all the featured Belize destinations.
BUS AND TRANSPORT – Most Belizeans travel the country using public buses as their primary form of transportation. In the larger towns and cities, such as Belize City or Belmopan, there are bus terminals. In smaller places, there are bus stops. However, the most common way of catching a bus is by flagging it down on the road.
DRIVING IN BELIZE – Driving in Belize: What You Need to Know Driving Requirements. Visitors must be 18 or older to legally rent or drive a vehicle in Belize, and it’s well worth it. Driving in Belize is an adventure that may test you, depending on where you’re heading. You can rent a car at the Belize International Airport.
PUBLIC AND BANK HOLIDAYS – The public and bank holiday has to fall on a normal working day for the worker to qualify for the holiday pay. There are fourteen (14) public and bank holidays in Belize. All work done on Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter Monday are paid double the ordinary rate. All other public and bank holidays are paid at one and a half time the ordinary rate. New Years Day 1.5
BORDER WITH GUATEMALA – The border between Guatemala and Belize appears as a straight line. It separates the eastern region of Guatemala from the western region of Belize. The Guatemala-Belize border is 165 miles long, and it is the second longest border in Guatemala.
BORDER WITH MEXICO – The Belize–Mexico border is an international border between Belize and Mexico. It is 250 km (160 mi) long and almost exclusively follows the course of the Hondo River. It separates Belize from the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Campeche. The modern boundary was agreed to in 1893, and finalized in 1897.
LIVING IN BELIZE eBOOK – A concise and easy to read electronic format book by the Belize.com Editors with extensive information on travelling to or living in Belize. Includes first-person accounts of expats that have made Belize their home.
HOW TO GET A BELIZE PASSPORT – Information on how to get this coveted passport, immigration rules and hurdles, permanent residency, possible short cuts to achieving nationality through marriage and descent.