Traveling to Belize can be an adventure, but keeping things pleasant and comfortable always makes for the most enjoyable trip. Brushing up on these basic tips below will help you get by better in Belize.
You'll find that Belizeans are very friendly under almost all circumstances. However, remembering a few rules of etiquette will allow you to discover just how friendly the people of Belize can be.
Belize has six districts, but the country can also be broken down into major tourist destinations.
|Northern Belize||Northern Belize consists of both Corozal and Orange Walk Districts and some is sometimes considered to encompass northern portions of Belize District as well. Travelers can explore the jungle and the Mayan world from this location, including the important Mayan archaeological site of Lamanai. There is a mix of Mayan, Spanish, and Mennonite farmers throughout the region, creating their own unique culture.|
|Belize District (Belize City)||The main attraction of the Belize district is Belize City, where travelers can explore many worlds and cultures, from the ancient Mayan to the colonial to a lively present. The area is most defined by its cultural and historical mix.|
|The Cayes||Belize's cayes are popular tourist destinations, with most of the focus on travel to Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. However, no matter which caye you visit, you'll find yourself on a Caribbean island near great snorkeling at Belize's barrier reef.|
|Cayo District||The Cayo district is a western district in Belize, punctuated by its two largest cities toward the eastern and western borders of the district, San Ignacio and Belmopan. Between the two, jungle dominates in the Mayan mountain area.|
|Stann Creek District||Crossing the Stann Creek district on the Hummingbird Highway offers scenic drives, if rough roads. Small coastal villages have plenty to offer travelers, as does the city of Dangriga, the historic home of the Garifuna people.|
|Placencia||A beach-lover's paradise, Placencia offers many aquatic activities to suit any traveler. From snorkeling and diving to carefree sunbathing while enjoying a cool beverage on the white sand, this is a popular tourist destination.|
|Southern Belize||Nature lovers will truly find their spot in Southern Belize's Toledo District or the city of Punta Gorda. Throughout the area you'll find Mopan and Kekchi Mayan homesteads blending tradition with the 21st century. Ancient Mayan ruins, cave systems, and, of course, rainforests provide a backdrop for any adventure you choose.|
No matter what kind of travel adventure you seek, Belize offers something for every sensibility.
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