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Belize
Belize (in the colonial period, designated by British Honduras) is a small sovereign state situated on the northeast coast of Central America, where English is an official language, although Belizean and Castilian Creole are commonly spoken. Belize is bordered to the north by Mexico, to the east by the Gulf of Honduras, part of the Caribbean Sea (Portuguese European) (Caribbean Sea (Brazilian Portuguese)) and to the south and west by Guatemala. Its mainland is 290 km wide and 110 km wide.
Official language
English
Currency
Belize dollar.
Documentation
The passport must be valid for at least six months.
Citizens belonging to the EU do not require prior visas for short stays. The visa is granted upon entry into the country for a period of up to 180 days.
Tourism
Unbelievably clear waters ... unimaginable fauna ... fascinating and mysterious ruins of the Mayan civilization ... These are just some of the wonders of a country that has an abundant and varied natural beauty.
You can visit the ruins of the Mayan civilization, explore caves, have fun in the sea snorkeling, rest on deserted beaches or dive along the second largest barrier reef in the world.
Belize has a privileged marine ecosystem, consisting of mangroves, atolls, sandbanks and a coral reef that offers divers a wonderful scenery.

Belize is a country whose coast with more than 500 kilometers is full of atolls and the famous "Blue Holes". The main dive sites are the Turneffe Islands, the Lighthouse Reef, the Glover Atoll and Ambergris Caye. Belize is very well served by "Liveaboards" and Resorts specializing in diving. The best time for diving is from April to June.

It has adventure for the most varied styles. The entire coast of Belize is protected by an immense barrier of corals, the second of the world, smaller only that of Australia. They are 300 km long.


The Mayan civilization is among the elite of all archaic civilizations. The ancient Mayan places cover all the appearance and diversity. Belize boasts of owning the oldest Mayan site and the oldest lands occupied by the Mayans.
Gastronomy
Belize's cuisine is a fusion of all ethnic groups in the Belize nation and its wide variety of foods. Breakfast consists of bread, flour tortillas. They are eaten with various cheeses, fried beans, various forms of eggs or cereal along with milk, coffee or tea. Noon meals range from lighter foods such as rice and beans or rice with or without coconut milk, tamales, panades (fried corn or peas with beans or fish) and meat pies, pickled (onion soup), chirmole (soup), chicken stew and garnaches (fried tortillas with beans, cheese and sauce) for several dinners consisting of some kind of rice and beans, meat and salad or cabbage salad. The nation is filled with restaurants and fast food outlets that sell at fairly low prices. Local fruits are quite common, but raw vegetables from the markets are less common.
Climate
Belize has a warm tropical climate. A tropical sun warms to a comfortable Belize temperature (until warm) in the summer. In the rainy season, waiting to get soaked by a tropical rain. The normal Belize weather is very appealing to most visitors.
Safety
The safety conditions are satisfactory.
 
Although there are no major problems to register, there is an increase in small delinquency.
 
It is advisable to respect the usual safety advice:
- not to display jewelry, valuable clothing, cameras or other objects that attract attention;
- travel documents and other valuables must be stored in the hotel safe;
- avoid walking alone and at night;
- in case of aggression you should not resist.
Health
The hospital equipment is insufficient.
The country records several occurrences of dengue fever, so you should take precautions, including the use of repellent.
You should consult your doctor before traveling, and it is advisable to carry out health insurance covering all medical expenses, including repatriation from Belize.
Telecommunications and Electricity
Mobile Phones
The use of mobile devices can be used if roaming is enabled, however, paying attention to very high roaming charges.

Internet
Belize is well served by internet services, there are several cybers-cafes with high speed links.
In case you have a laptop or notebook, there are numerous cafes that offer the free wi-fi connection.

Electricity
The electricity is 110 Volts 60 Hz.
It is advisable to have a kit of adapters for the outlets and a current converter for 220V.

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