Many people hop on the plane to Belize with little more than a swimsuit and a passport. Although Belize is an amazing place to visit, it’s a really good idea to make sure that you’re prepared ahead of time so that you can truly make the most of your visit.
Here are a few things you need to know before traveling to Belize:
Everyone Speaks English
Although Belize is located in the heart of Central America, its official language is English. This is because Belize was a British colony in 1981. Even today, Queen Elizabeth is the de facto head of state and appears on all the money.
Oh, and speaking of money, Belize uses its own dollar (abbreviated BZD). It’s really easy to convert because it’s always two BZD to one USD (American dollar).
It’s Home to Hundreds of Islands
Belize has so many amazingly gorgeous islands that some people mistakenly think that the entire country is an island. Not so. Belize is located just south of Mexico on the Central American mainland, but it has hundreds of offshore islands.
Nature Is King
In Belize, there are no shopping malls, Starbucks, or Walmarts. Instead, nature thrives in its wild glory. Ranging from misty mountain tops to thick jungles teeming with colorful birds and exotic wildlife, Belize is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.
The Land of the Maya
The ancient Maya were one of the most sophisticated and mysterious civilizations that ever existed. All across Belize, the Maya built precise astronomical observatories, enormous pyramids, and majestic temples. Today, many of these sites are open to the public for the first time in centuries.
Davis Falls Inn and Untame Belize
One of the best places to stay in Belize is Davis Falls Inn. Owned and operated by a local family, this charming guesthouse is located in southeast Belize near many of the top attractions. Davis Falls Inn offers comfortable, clean rooms at amazing prices. And definitely be sure to visit the restaurant as it serves up generous portions of homecooked Belizean food.
If you’re interested in touring Belize to enjoy exciting outdoor activities and attractions like ancient Maya sites, book your tours with Untame Belize. Untame Belize organizes tons of fun activities, including off-road ATV tours of the jungle.
Untame Belize also provides door-to-door private ground transfers and shuttle services so that visitors can travel in comfort and style.