Belize may be a small country, but trust us when we say that it’s not one to miss. With the stunning Caribbean coastline on its east and jungles filling its west, Belize has a bit of everything. Spend your time here just relaxing, or take the opportunity to snorkel, trek through the jungle, explore caves, and discover ancient Mayan ruins (or a bit of both!).

Belize offers two main seasons: the dry season (February to May) and the wet season (June to November). The dry season is generally considered the best time to visit for beach and jungle excursions, while the wet season offers lush greenery and fewer crowds.

English is the official language, but you'll also hear Spanish, Creole, Mayan, and Garifuna spoken throughout the country.

Citizens of the USA, Canada, the UK, European Union, and several other countries do not require a visa for stays up to 30 days. If planning to stay longer, a visa extension can be applied for at local immigration offices.

The Belize Dollar (BZD) is the official currency, though US Dollars are widely accepted, especially in tourist areas.

How to Get Around Belize

There are three main ways to get around Belize: renting a car, using shuttle transfers, or using public transportation. Most people use shuttle transfers to get around because they’re more comfortable than the public buses and less expensive than renting a car, but we actually found Belize public transportation not to be too bad.

If you’re traveling to Caye Caulker or San Pedro, you’ll have to take a ferry. We recommend buying them from the ticket booth when you arrive, as we saved a lot of money on our return trip when we did that (we had bought the outbound ferry tickets online).

Check Out our Backpacker’s Guide to Public Transportation in Belize

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