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Where is Belize? Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico
GPS: 17 15 N, 88 45 W
Region: Central America and the Caribbean
Size: Slightly smaller than Massachusetts
Coastline: 240 miles (386 km)
Climate: Tropical, hot and humid
Rainy Season: May - Nov
Dry Season: Dec - Apr
Terrain: Flat, coastal plain
Low mountains in south
Elevations: Caribbean Sea to Victoria Peak 3,805 feet (1,160m)
Population: 263,000
Language: English
Currency: Two Belize Dollars for each US Dollar, credit cards accepted at many locations
Best Bets: Scuba, snorkeling, fishing, jungle exploration, cave exploring, river canoe trips, Mayan ruins

Select a region below to continue your discovery of Belize.


Cayo District

Western Belize, known as the Cayo District, is unspoiled terrain. The region covers two thousand square miles of verdant landscape and some of the most scenic attractions in Belize. More...

Orange Walk

While sugarcane emits the sweet smell of success that envelops Orange Walk District, the stunning Mayan temples, primal jungles, and exotic animals lure the visitors. More...


If land and water adventures are what you seek, come explore the beauty of Belize from this tranquil and culture filled destination. More...

Ambergris Caye

Welcome to Belize's Ambergris Caye (pronounced "Amber-griss Key"), a 20-mile-long, two-mile-wide tropical spit of sand covered with coconut and mangrove trees, cooled by trade winds, and protected by one of the world's longest barrier reefs. More...


Why do so many people want to move to "barefoot perfect" Placencia after visiting for just a few days? Maybe it's the great beaches, maybe the friendly locals. Whatever the reason, this dreamy oasis attracts water buffs, sun seekers, and nature lovers alike. More...

Punta Gorda

If you're looking for an "off the beaten track" destination, Punta Gorda is the place for you! While making your way to Punta Gorda, you can be sure that you won't encounter masses of tourists, only existing cultures and pristine nature. More...


Dozens of islands known as cayes (pronounced "keys"), large and small, dot the blue waters of the Caribbean off the Belizean coast. Here you will find the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and three atolls, making Belize a true marine lover's paradise. More...

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