Culturally unique among its Central American neighbors!

Belize (formerly British Honduras) is a constitutional monarchy and the northernmost sovereign state in Central America. It has a diverse society, comprised of and from many cultures and languages. Even though Kriol and Spanish are spoken among the population, it is the only country in Central America where English is the official language. Belize is bordered to the north by Mexico, south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea.

Belize is culturally unique among its Central American neighbours; it is the only nation in the region with a British colonial heritage. As a part of the Western Caribbean Zone, however, it also shares a common heritage with the Caribbean portions of other Central American countries. In general, Belize is considered to be a Central American nation with strong ties to both the Caribbean and Latin America. Belize is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA).

Government of Belize
We invite you to come and catch the adventure in Belize… Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret!
Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is the largest private sector membership based organization in Belize.

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Belizean cuisine is inspired by British, Mexican and Western Caribbean cooking. The basic ingredients are rice and beans, which are often eaten with chicken, pork, veal, fish or vegetables. Coconut milk and fried plantains are added to the dishes to create a truly tropical taste.

Major sports in Belize are football, basketball, volleyball and cycling. Fishing is also popular in areas of Belize. The Cross Country Cycling Classic, also known as the “cross country” race or the Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic, is considered to be one of the most important Belize sports events.

Belize by Naturalight
A comprehensive guide to planning a Belize vacation, doing business, and living in Belize.


The Belize Barrier Reef, over 1,000 offshore Cayes (islands), excellent fishing, safe waters for boating, scuba diving, and snorkeling, numerous rivers for rafting, and kayaking, various jungle and wildlife reserves of fauna and flora, for hiking, bird watching, and helicopter touring, as well as many Maya ruins—support the thriving tourism and ecotourism industry. It also has the largest cave system in Central America.

There are several bus companies in Belize. These bus companies service routes from mainly the city, which is the heart of all transportation, to neighbouring villages like Ladyville and Sandhill and to all other districts.

Belcove Hotel
located in the very center of downtown Belize City, with a view of the Hallover Creek and the famous Swing Bridge
Embassy Mission House & Hotel
Only 250 feet from the Belize International Airport is the Embassy Mission House & Hotel. Centrally located to all of Belize, the mission house/hotel offers quiet, secure accommodations with air conditioning, private baths, and hot water. Wireless access is available in public areas. At the present time, the rooms do not have TVs, but there are rooms for TV and DVD viewing.
Paradise Resort
Paradise Resort, formerly known as Paradise Vacation Hotel, has 12 air conditioned rooms with cable TV and private baths with hot and cold running water. We are located on the water at the southern end of the Placencia peninsula, or Placencia Harbor.

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