Formerly British Honduras, is the only country in Central America with English as its official language. The *Belize Barrier Reef (second largest in the world), over 450 offshore Cayes (islands), excellent fishing, safe waters for windsurfing, swimming.
Belize City is the most dangerous area in Belize, although it’s very easy to be safe there.
Like the neighbouring parts of Guatemala and Mexico, this area was settled for thousands of years by the Maya people. They are still here, an important part of Belize’s people and culture.
The dry season typically lasts from February to May and then the rainy season typically lasts through to November. Hurricanes that bring coastal flooding, especially in the south, are prevalent from June to November.
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
Several competing bus lines operate on the main road in the north-south direction from *Punta Gorda to *Belmopan and *Belize City. There are bus stations in the main towns, or simply stand on the side of the highway and wave at an approaching bus.