Welcome To Belize
This is your complete, independent guide to planning a vacation to Belize, moving to Belize, living the storied expat life, doing business, or just researching and getting questions on almost anything you may want to know about this jewel of a country.
Belize is a democratic, English and Spanish speaking nation, once known as British Honduras. The weather is mild, the beaches are spectacular, the history is rich, and yes, it is a land of swaying palm trees and colorful sunsets.
From the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, to the majestic Maya Mountains and the Pine Ridge, Belize offers an adventure for everyone. Picture-perfect islands, cayes, winding waterfalls, virgin tropical rainforest, and hundreds of limestone caves make for exciting vistas. Belize is home to hundreds of ancient Maya Ruins and temples, most still unexcavated, that will entice you to learn more of their history. Zip lining through the rainforests, cave tubing through Caves Branch Underground River System, scuba diving and snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef, sailing the cayes, parasailing, or just hiking through the jungle, you will find an idyllic, , unforgettable journey awaiting you in this tropical paradise.
With its western border in the Central American rainforest with Guatemala, the northern border with Mexico, and its eastern seashore hugging the Caribbean Sea, this little country perched on the Yucatan Peninsula offers a unique mix of mainland and beach attractions.
Just two hours from the U.S.A. by air, Belize is a popular destination for visitors from North America, whether on holiday, looking for an expat-friendly home, or offshore banking – we have what you may be looking for. Daily flights from the U.S. and Latin America make this sun-drenched country with its entire coast on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system easy to reach. Beaches, pristine islands including Ambergris Caye, the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere, ancient Maya Ruins – this and more await you.
You want a vacation. A place in the sun to live, invest or retire – we are what you may be looking for. A place with many adventures, experiences, wide open spaces, English and Spanish speaking, fun places and sheer beauty.
Learn about Belize with the experts! Our writers are travelers and journalists based in Belize and abroad and offer you unbiased information to make for a perfect vacation. Our community forums feature a carefully researched collection of some of the best travel articles and trip reports on Belize. Our country is a richly rewarding, authentic tropical destination for travelers in search of unique, intimate experiences in a Caribbean-Central American setting. A Belize vacation will stir your senses, stimulate your mind and quite possibly change your life. From luxury to more affordable destinations such as Caye Caulker, we have more than you can imagine.
Serenely situated in one of the last unspoiled places on earth, you can tour our rain forests, SCUBA dive or snorkel the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef or explore mystical Maya temples – all during the same Caribbean adventure.
We are renowned for both our well-preserved ancient archaeological treasures as well as welcoming people – often referred to as the country’s greatest natural resource. An enduring commitment to preservation of Belizean lands and waters through ecotourism inspires a genuine and intimate connection with Belize.
Wherever you come from, we welcome you to Belize to take part in extraordinary adventures without ever feeling like a stranger. Walk the beaches, learn our history, talk with our people, buy real estate, have your wedding or honeymoon, or invest in our country. Above all, we want you to enjoy your stay here!
The April issue of Playboy Mag Travel features a full page spread on Belize. Writer Mickey Rapkin gives great overview of the scuba diving and snorkeling of Belize's fantastic Barrier Reef. The article says the country is not overrun by tourists - yet. He recommends as the ultimate picnic catching a speedboat to the microscopic Silk Cayes (islands), catch some snapper and … [Read More...]
The Belize Barrier Reef is a living coral reef described as solid mounds of submerged limestone, and is the richest and most diverse habitat in the ocean. The underwater landscape structure, tropical latitude and sea ocean currents make Belize the proud home of the largest living coral reef in the western Hemisphere. Many visitors to our shores are looking for Belize SCUBA … Read More