Size: Approximately 8,867 square miles
Location: Central America on the Caribbean Sea. Two hours from Miami or Houston. Bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the West and south.
Climate: Sub-tropical, with trade winds from the Caribbean Sea.
Temperature: Summer: 70º – 85º F/approx. Winter 70º – 80º/approx.
Language: English is the official language. Spanish, Ketchi & Mopan Maya, Garifuna and other languages are spoken.
Government: Independent nation since 1981. Parliamentary Democracy, Member of the British Commonwealth.
Currency: Belize Dollar (BZD$). USD$1.00 = BZD$2.00
Electricity: 110 volts AC.
Airports: Philip S. Goldson International Airport. Numerous airstrips and Air service to all main towns and three offshore islands.
Seaports: Main deep-water port – Belize City, Commerce Bight, Big Creek, Punta Gorda.
Telephone: Direct dial service between Belize and all other countries.
Time: US Central Standard Time, year-round.
Entry Docks: Valid passport and onward or round-trip ticket for US and Canadian visitors, visas for others.
Driving: International driver’s license accepted up to 90 days.