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Belize Flag Belize is a country in central America. It shares land borders with Guatemala, and Mexico, and has a coast line on the Caribbean Sea.

As of 2009, the population was an estimated 307,899.

The country's largest city is the former capital, Belize City, which, as of 2005, had an estimated population of 70,800. The capital is Belmopan, which was founded in 1970, and as of 2004 had a population of around 16,400.

Map of Belize

Belize Country Details


Country Name Belize
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central America
Flag Belize Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Belize City


Web Sites about Belize


Archway at Plaza Jobo, Belize
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Santa Ana Mountains, Belize

Books about Belize


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Lonely Planet Belize (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Paul Harding

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Paperback (320 pages)

Lonely Planet Belize (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Belize *

Lonely Planet Belize is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient Maya site of Caracol, dive the world-renowned Blue Hole, or spot toucans in the wild; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Belize and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Belize:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - music, cuisine, Ancient Maya, history, wildlife, land & environment, weddings & honeymoons, diving & snorkeling, politics, travel with children
  • Over 40 maps
  • Covers Belize District, Northern Cayes, Northern Belize, Cayo District, Southern Belize, Tikal, Flores, Guatemala and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Belize, our most comprehensive guide to Belize, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Belize. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Fodor's Belize: with a Side Trip to Guatemala (Travel Guide)
By Lan Sluder and Rose Lambert-Sluder

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2017-04-25
Paperback (320 pages)

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  • Fodor s Belize with a Side Trip to Guatemala Full color Travel Guide
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Belize might just have the greatest variety of flora and fauna of any country of its size in the world. Offshore the Belize Barrier Reef, a great wall of coral, stretches the entire 200-mile-length of the coast. And archaeologists have identified more than 600 significant Mayan sites in Belize. Fodor's guide gives you all the information you need to plan the perfect trip, whether you want a scuba adventure, a getaway to a secluded jungle lodge, or barefoot luxury in a peaceful beach town.
The Rough Guide to Belize
By Rough Guides

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Released: 2014-09-29
Paperback (304 pages)

The Rough Guide to Belize
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The Rough Guide to Belize is the ultimate travel guide to this unique country, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions, from the sun-washed cayes to soaring Mayan pyramids.

Discover Belize's highlights with stunning photography and in-depth information on everything from the country's magnificent Barrier Reef, the longest in the Western Hemisphere, to its mist-shrouded jungles. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Belize, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best resorts, hotels, spas, restaurants and activities for all budgets. Explore every corner of Belize with clear, user-friendly maps.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Belize.

About Rough Guides: For thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than two hundred destinations to life.

Fodor's Belize: with a Side Trip to Guatemala (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Lan Sluder

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2014-02-11
Paperback (355 pages)

Fodor s Belize: with a Side Trip to Guatemala (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Belize might just have the greatest variety of flora and fauna of any country of its size in the world. Offshore the Belize Barrier Reef, a great wall of coral, stretches the entire 200-mile-length of the coast. And archaeologists have identified more than 600 significant Mayan sites in Belize. Fodor's guide gives you all the information you need to plan the perfect trip, whether you want a scuba adventure, a getaway to a secluded jungle lodge, or barefoot luxury in a peaceful beach town.
Belize (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
One Color Map (2 pages)

Belize (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

National Geographic's Belize Adventure Map, created in cooperation with Biodiversity & Environmental Resource Data System (BERDS) of Belize and Academex Digital Publishing, is a complete travel guide to this coastal Central American country. Hundreds of points of interest, a road network and topographic features and combined in one expertly researched map showing the country in its entirety along with neighboring areas in Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras. Also provided is background information of the country's various districts, highlighting each area's unique features. While the reverse side of the map provides valuable information of such popular destinations as the Belize Barrier Reef, The Blue Hole and Tikal, illustrated with stunning photographs. Inset maps of Belize City, San Pedro and Tikal provide extra detail of these hotspots.

A user-friendly index of protected areas, including national parks, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, natural monuments and archeological, forest, marine, public and private reserves, will help you find your adventure site. Then, plan your route with the mapped road network which includes major roads as well as dirt and gravel roads, for those wishing to travel off the beaten path. Additional transportation features mapped include airstrips, ferry routes and harbors. Along the way, find cultural, historical, ecological and adventure points of interest, such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Maya sites, ruins, lighthouses, caves, beaches, museums and areas for wildlife viewing, sailing, snorkeling, diving and fishing.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:400,000
  • Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
Moon Belize (Moon Handbooks)
By Lebawit Lily Girma

Moon Travel
Released: 2015-11-03
Paperback (424 pages)

Moon Belize (Moon Handbooks)
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This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.

Travel writer, photographer, and Belize expert Lebawit Lily Girma knows the best ways to experience Belize—from the gorgeous beaches of the Northern Cayes to the lush countryside of Belmopan and Cayo. Girma offers a range of interesting activities for every traveler—such as waterfall rappelling at Bocawina National Park or attending the annual Chocolate Festival—as well as unique trip ideas such as the "Rhythms of Belize." Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Belize gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Easy Belize: How to Live, Retire, Work and Buy Property in Belize, the English Sp
By Lan Sluder

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EASY BELIZE How to Live, Retire, Work and Buy Property in Belize, the English Speaking, Frost Free Paradise on the Caribbean Coast by Lan Sluder is the complete guide for anyone considering relocating or retiring to Belize, and for anyone thinking of buying property or building a home in Belize. This is the fully updated, revised and expanded Second Edition for 2016-2017. In 40 chapters, 460 pages and 170,000 words, with dozens of photographs and maps, it covers everything you need to know: Where are the best areas of Belize to live? Can you still find affordable beachfront land in Belize? What do things cost in Belize? How to find the best values on real estate Facts on health care in Belize Truth about safety and security What pitfalls and problems should you avoid? Options for residency How much per month do you need to live in Belize? Tax savings in Belize Qualified Retired Persons (QRP) program How to stretch your dollars in Belize. While this books is primarily a guide for those thinking about retiring, relocating or buying property in Belize, it also includes comprehensive information on hotels and restaurants. It also covers what to do and see in Belize, including diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing, caving, visiting Maya sites and other adventures. This makes Easy Belize handy for your "check-it-out" scouting trip to Belize. Easy Belize provides detailed information on all the major areas of Belize, whether inland or on the coast and cayes: Corozal Town and Corozal District; the islands of Belize including Ambergris Caye (San Pedro) and Caye Caulker and the small offshore cayes; Belmopan City, San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Benque Viejo in Cayo District; Dangriga, Hopkins and Placencia in Stann Creek District; the Punta Gorda and Maya villages areas in Toledo District; and Belize City and rural Belize District. Lan Sluder has been reporting on Belize for 25 years. He is the author of more than a dozen books and ebooks on the country, including Fodor's Belize, Living Abroad in Belize and San Pedro Cool.
Belize Dive Map & Reef Creatures Guide Franko Maps Laminated Fish Card
By Franko Maps Ltd.

Franko Maps Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Belize Dive Map & Reef Creatures Guide Franko Maps Laminated Fish Card
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Perfect for divers, snorkelers and nature lovers! Side One is a mini-map of offshore Belize, including Ambergris Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Atoll and Glover's Atoll, with dive sites -- including the famous Great Blue Hole -- named and located. Side Two is a fish identification guide with nearly 100 species illustrated. This convenient, waterproof reference is made of hard, laminated plastic with hole for lanyard. 5.5" x 8.5"
Belize Travel Guide: The Top 10 Highlights in Belize
By Marc Cook

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Belize Travel Guide: The Top 10 Highlights in Belize
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Explore the Destination of Your Dreams – Belize

Belize is definitely one of those countries which most travelers would love to experience. Right in the heart of Central America, this tiny country has a wide variety of touristic attraction for the enjoyment of any tourist. Whether you’re interested in spending some time at the beach or discovering the incredible Maya ruins spread throughout the country, a trip to Belize will definitely be memorable.

If you like vacations filled with adventures and adrenaline, then Belize will surely not disappoint. Explore the lush jungle that covers more than half of this country, and, if, you’re lucky, you might spot a jaguar or a puma. They are reclusive creatures so it won’t be easy.

If you’re a history buff, than Belize is the place for you. With several Maya archeological sites, this country is basically an open air museum lined with extraordinary temples and ruins. Don’t forget about the ATM cave – an otherworldly universe filled with some of the most interesting Maya artefacts and skeletons in the world.

In order to experience all that you definitely need to download Belize Travel Guide, so you’ll make sure not to miss any of these incredible wonders.

Inside Belize Travel Guide:

  • Blue Hole
  • Belize City
  • Xunantunich
  • Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Caracol
  • Ambergris Caye
  • Cockscomb Basin Wildlife
  • Belize Zoo
  • Actun Tunichil Muknal
  • Placencia Peninsula

Belize can be a dream destination for any tourist no matter how picky. From the quaint little cities that still have their old colonial charm to the gorgeous natural wildlife reservations, Belize is a true adventure. Find out more about these treasures in the Belize Travel Guide, an easy to read e-book that will tell you everything you need to know about your vacation.

Its eclectic mix of cultures and traditions is another reason that you should definitely choose this country as your next vacation destination. That way you’ll be able to explore some of the most important archeological sites in the world while also discovering the Caribbean cuisine which locals are so proud of.

Make sure you experience every single thing Belize has to offer, but, in order to do that, you’ll need to know exactly what are the best natural wildlife sancutaries to visit, where are the most interesting Maya artefacts, and, most of all, which are the beast beaches in the country. Find out all of that and more in this compact book.

Get the Belize Travel Guide right now and start planning your dream vacation!


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