Caribbean Tourism

Belize

BELIZE: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES: The Belize Tourism Board P.O. Box 325 64 Regent Street Belize City, Belize Tel: 011-501-227-2420 Fax: 011-501-227-2423 Toll free: 1-800-624-0686 Email: i...@travelbelize.org Website: http://www.travelbelize.org Belize Tourism Industry Association 10 North Park Street, Belize City Tel: 501-227-1144 Fax: 501-227-8710 Email: i...@btia.org Web...

BELIZE: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING: Tipping is completely at the discretion of the individual. Dress code is casual. NIGHTLIFE: Las Vegas style casino at the Princess Hotel & Casino. SHOPPING: Locally produced items - Wood carvings. Straw work. Ceramics. Conch shells & jewelry made from black coral & Belizean pearls. In-bond stores offer a large selection of imported goods...

BELIZE: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY: Belize lies on the east coast of Central America bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. It is 174 mls long & 68 mls wide. Belize's 8,867 sq mls is dominated by mountains & waterfalls. About 15 mls offshore stretches the second largest coral reef in the world, nearly 190 mls of...

BELIZE: MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS: Atlantic Bank. Bank of Nova Scotia. Barclays Bank. Belize Bank. International Offshore Banking Services. Western Union Money Transfer. BANKING HOURS: Monday to Thursday 0800 - 1300. Friday 0800 - 1630. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: April 1: Easter Monday. May: Labour Day. May 27: Commonwealth Day. September 10: National Day. September 23: Independence Day....

BELIZE: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: Aerocaribe. American. Continental. TACA. AIRPORTS: Phillip S.W. Goldson International Airport is 9 mls from Belize City and not from the old capital, Belize City. Belmopan City is the capital. Belmopan City is located 50 mls west of Belize City. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All visitors require a passport. Certain categories require a visa. U.S. citizens...

BELIZE: Set on the southeastern shore of Central America

Set on the southeastern shore of Central America, Belize offers dazzling dimension in its natural attractions. The richness of its soil and seas offers a treat for tourists seriously inclined toward island exploration. But one of the highlights of a visit to Belize is diving. The 200-mile Great Barrier Reef, longest in the Western Hemisphere, also appeals...

Introduction

Belize is a truly unique untouched country in the heart of the Caribbean Basin. This independent, democratic country boasts crashing mountain waterfalls and the second longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, together with English-speaking people who are a blend of Maya, Creole, Garifuna and more. Discover Belize before the rest of the world does....