The multicultural atmosphere makes this country unique – but not only that! Belizes’ combination of mighty Maya temples, tropical rainforest, thundering waterfalls, mysterious caves and an extremely rich underwater world is simply overwhelming. Check out the small country for yourself on a trip to Belize.
A melting pot of impressive cultures
Just like Costa Rica, Belize relies mainly on ecotourism, which is not surprising either. The lush nature appears like from a picture book about tropical rainforests and is a dream for every animal watcher. The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary southwest of Dangriga is home to more than 300 species of birds, as well as howler monkeys, otters, long-tailed cats, pumas and the largest population of jaguars.
Travel information in brief
The climate in Belize is tropical hot and humid. The rainy season generally lasts from May to October, but August is relatively dry. This is also the time of the hurricane season, which brings the most winds between June and November. The dry season covers the months of November to March, which is the most pleasant time to travel. The annual average temperature in Belize is 26 ° C.
Currency / money
The official currency is the US dollar, but many prizes are still denominated in Belize dollars. You can usually pay in US dollars anywhere. It is advisable to take cash in US dollars and / or travelers checks made out in US dollars (although they cannot be exchanged everywhere) as well as a credit card. Credit cards are accepted in larger hotels and restaurants. All major cities now have ATMs where you can withdraw money. You can exchange money e.g. B. Belize City.
No vaccinations are required for travelers from Germany. When entering from yellow fever endemic areas, a yellow fever vaccination is mandatory. The Federal Foreign Office recommends refreshing the standard vaccinations according to the Robert Koch Institute and vaccinating against hepatitis A. In any case, consult your doctor about the necessary vaccination protection.
Visa / entry
German citizens do not need a visa for a single entry and a stay of up to one month. For stays of up to seven months longer, a permit is required, which can be applied for on site for currently 25 US dollars. To enter the country, you need a passport that is still valid for 6 months. Every traveler, including a child, needs their own identification document. Upon entry, a return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient financial resources must also be presented.
Belize – A Caribbean paradise in Central America
Little Belize, which borders Guatemala and Mexico, is just the size of British Wales and is a former colony of the United Kingdom – one reason why English is spoken here unlike other countries. In addition, Creole, Garífuna, Maya are spoken in this melting pot of cultures and sometimes you can even hear a few words of German in the busy streets of the capital Belize City. The sympathetic residents of Belize also spread the typical, casual Caribbean feeling that will immediately “sweep” away any stressed Central European.
Just like Costa Rica, Belize relies mainly on ecotourism, which is not surprising given the lush tropical nature that appears like a picture book about tropical rainforests: for example, more than 300 species of birds live in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary southwest of Dangriga as well Howler monkeys, otters, long-tailed cats, pumas and the largest population of jaguars.
The Maya, who also built their pyramids in Belize between giants of the jungle, medicinal plants and mahogany trees, believed the mystical caves to be the entrance to the underworld and worshiped their gods there. In some of the caves you can slide through the water with headlamps in a rubber tire during what is known as cave tubing. You can visit two “blue holes” in Belize – the St. Herman’s Blue Hole, an approx. 30 meter deep cenote with crystal clear water and the world-famous, circular and deep blue Blue Hole on the Lighthouse Reef off Belize’s coast, which drops 120 meters deep. You definitely shouldn’t miss one of them!