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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


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Archway at Plaza Jobo, Belize
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Santa Ana Mountains, Belize

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Moon Belize (Travel Guide)
By Lebawit Lily Girma

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-10-17
Paperback (432 pages)

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With turquoise waters, dreamlike islands, and pristine rainforests, Belize is a sensory feast: dive in with Moon Belize. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible, strategic itineraries from one week of highlights to a three-week adventure through the whole country, with tips for outdoor adventurers, archeology aficionados, foodies, and more
  • Unique experiences and can't-miss highlights: Hike rainforests filled with medicinal trees and howler monkeys, snorkel the second-largest (and best preserved) coral reef in the world, or explore ancient Maya ceremonial caves and cool off beneath the waterfalls. Canoe to a farmers' market to sample fresh pupusas and cashew wine, or spend your day at the beach and your night dancing barefoot in the sand to the sound of Garifuna drums
  • Honest advice on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from Belize transplant-turned-local Lebawit Lily Girma
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Handy phrases in Kriol, Garifuna, and Q'eqchi' Mayan
  • Practical background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and culture
  • Helpful recommendations for health and safety, traveling solo as a woman, getting around with children or as a senior, and suggestions for LGBTQ+ visitors and travelers with disabilities
With Moon Belize's expert tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

Planning an island getaway? Pick up Moon Belize Cayes. Looking to expand your trip? Try Moon Yucatán Peninsula, Moon Guatemala, or Moon Jamaica.
Lonely Planet Belize (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Paul Harding

Lonely Planet
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

Frommer's Belize (Complete Guides)
By Ali Wunderman

FrommerMedia
Released: 2018-07-17
Paperback (352 pages)

Frommer s Belize (Complete Guides)
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Belize is a rising star. With all of the natural allure of Costa Rica, it adds to the mix towering ancient pyramids, superb scuba diving and snorkeling (along the world’s second-longest coral reef system), and a culture that’s warm and welcoming. Author Ali Wunderman has been covering the country for years and uses her expertise to help you craft the vacation of your dreams.



Frommer’s Belize contains:



Exact pricing so there’s never any guessing.



A star rating system to make scanning the book quicker and easier.



Opinionated advice, with no-holds-barred reviews of hotels, tours, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife in all price ranges.



In-depth discussions of the history, cultural and wildlife of the country.



Money-saving tips and tricks to help your dollar go further, whether you’re a luxury-seeker or a backpacker.



Maps throughout the book, and a fold-out map in the back to help you better navigate.



Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for 60 years for a reason. Let us help you create an extraordinary adventure in Belize.

The Rough Guide to Belize (Rough Guides)
By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2017-10-17
Paperback (272 pages)

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Uncover the very best of Belize with this fully updated guidebook. Rough Guides' expert authors travelled the length and breadth of Belize while researching this guide: seeking out the best guesthouses, exploring ancient Maya ruins and trekking through knotted mangroves. Written with our trademark blend of humour, insight and practical advice, The Rough Guide to Belize contains information on all the best places to eat, drink, and shop in Belize, with price options ranging from backpacker budget to luxury. This travel guide is packed with inspirational photography and colour-coded maps, and features a handy Things Not to Miss guide to make sure you don't miss any of the big hitting sights. Whether you plan to dive the depths of the Blue Hole, sip a cocktail in San Pedro or trek through the jungle of the Toledo District, this is the ultimate companion to Belize.
Fodor's Belize: with a Side Trip to Guatemala (Travel Guide)
By Lan Sluder and Rose Lambert-Sluder

FODORS
Released: 2017-04-25
Paperback (320 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.





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.





This travel guide includes:


· Dozens of maps


· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Belize


· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks


· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path


· Major sights such as Mayan Ruins, Hummingbird Highway, and Actun Tunichil Muknal


· Side Trip from Belize including Guatemala


· Coverage of Belize City, The Cayes and Atolls, Northern Belize, The Cayo, The Southern Coast, and The Deep South
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

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (280 pages)

Easy Belize: How to Live, Retire, Work and Buy Property in Belize, the English Speaking Frost Free Paradise on the Caribbean Coast
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Be sure you get the new fully updated, revised and expanded Second Edition for 2016-2017. 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. In 40 chapters, 460 pages and 170,000 words, with dozens of photographs and maps, the new edition 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.
The Rough Guide to Belize
By Rough Guides

Rough Guides Limited
Released: 2014-09-29
Paperback (304 pages)

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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.

Lonely Planet Belize (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2019-07-16
Paperback (320 pages)

Lonely Planet Belize (Travel Guide)
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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.

Understanding Belize: A Historical Guide
By Alan Twigg

Harbour
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Understanding Belize: A Historical Guide
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Tiny, island-dotted Belize, perched on the Caribbean, south of Mexico and east of Guatemala, is a fascinating blend of Creole, Mestizo, Maya, Garifuna, English, East Indian, Mennonite, Lebanese and Chinese cultures. With its colonial background (English remains the official language) and a history of fending off its Latin neighbours, Belize has emerged as a relatively stable democracy that is as much Caribbean as it is Central American.

In Understanding Belize, Alan Twigg tells the story of the country, from its bizarre early days as a haven for pirates, through its colonial period as British Honduras, to its new status as an ecotourism mecca and a hotspot for Mayan archaeology. This lively history includes original photos, a comprehensive timeline and a feature on nation founder George Price, the longest serving democratically elected leader in history.

Understanding Belize is an eye-opening alternative to the glossy tourist brochures. Lobster-and-orchid-rich Belize looks great from a hammock on Ambergris Caye, the place that inspired Madonna's song "La Isla Bonita," but don't go buying that seaside lot until you learn more about this beautiful--but problematic--paradise from the author of Cuba: A Concise History for Travellers.

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