Belize: All You Need to Know Before You Visit

When embarking on a vacation to a new country, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with key aspects of the destination to ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit. By taking the time to learn about the local culture, climate, activities, language and currency, you can better prepare for your journey and make the most of your time abroad. Belize offers a myriad of experiences for every type of traveler. To make sure you have the best trip possible, here’s all you need to know before you go.

Best Time to Visit

Belize has a tropical climate, making it an ideal year-round destination. However, the dry season from late November to mid-April is considered the best time to visit, with sunny weather and lower chance of rain.

Read more: Month to month guide. 

Adventure Awaits

For thrill-seekers, Belize offers a plethora of activities such as zip-lining through the rainforest, snorkeling or diving in the crystal-clear waters, and exploring underground caves. For divers and snorkelers alike, Ambergris Caye is the place to be. The Belize Barrier reef is less than a mile from shore during your SunBreeze stay. The Great Blue Hole, a giant marine sinkhole, is a must-visit spot for diving enthusiasts.

Local Culture

One of the highlights of visiting Belize is experiencing the vibrant local culture. With a mix of Caribbean, Latin, and indigenous influences, you’ll find delicious cuisine, colorful festivals, and traditional arts and crafts that reflect the country’s diverse heritage.

Events to plan your trip around for 2024:

Lobster Fest Ambergris Caye July 1st-13th, 2024

Belize International food and Music festival July 27th and 28th, 2024

Practical Tips

  • English is the official language, making it easy to communicate with locals.
  • The official currency is the Belize Dollar. US dollars are accepted countrywide with the exchange fixe $1USD = $2BZD .
  • Belize uses 110 volt, 60-cycle electricity, the same as North America. Plugs are typically the 2-pronged flat type

Airports & Visa

Visitors to Belize must possess a passport valid for at least 30 days after the date of arrival and a return ticket with sufficient funds to cover their stay. Visas are not required for citizens of the United States and its territories, Canada, United Kingdom and its territories, European Union, Caribbean and Central American countries.  Traveling with kids. Belize has one international airport  the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, which serves as the primary gateway to this stunning Central American jewel. Small domestic flights are the best way to get around in country . Getting to Ambergris Caye is only a short 15 minute journey. Alternativley you can get to the island by ferry.

Traveling with kids

Children under 18 years of age must have proper documentation, including a valid passport and letter of parental consent. Children traveling with one parent require a notarized letter of authority from the other parent indicating travel consent.

Sustainable Tourism

As you explore this beautiful country, remember to be a responsible traveler. Choose to support local businesses, and respect the environment and wildlife. When you stay at SunBreeze Suites, every stay gives back. Resort supports  SAGA Humane Society, Ambergris Caye with monthly donations given to support there work toward  solving animal abuse, neglect and overpopulation within the community of animals on the island .

Plan your trip in advance

Ambergris Caye is a popular destination. To secure your trip for your preferred dates, book in advance. Receive the best rates when you book direct.