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Malaria is a very small, and easy to treat risk (and only in the summer wet season); Dengue fever is a risk throughout the year (for the aches and fever, take a lot of ibuprofen).The 2 private hospitals (in Belize City and Santa Elena) are more trustworthy than the government hospitals.
Some quick facts about Belize, you could use:
Belize is located in Central America, just south of Mexico, on the Caribbean coast.
English is the official language. Spanish, Creole, Maya,and Garifuna are also spoken.
GMT -6, which Central Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is not observed.
Belizean Dollar (1 USD is equivalent to 2 BZD).
Belize has a subtropical climate with an average daily temperature of 79F and humidity 85%. Temperatures vary depending upon location and altitude. However, summer high temperatures don't exceed 96F and lows rarely drop below 60F. Saltwater temperatures vary between 75F and 84F.
When to Go
Belize's high tourist season is late November to late April, which is also the dry season. The best months to guarantee good weather are March, April, and May. The rainy "green" season is June to mid-November with the heaviest rain occurring during September and October.
110 volts, just like the US.
A valid US Passport is required. An extension is required for stays longer than 30 days. No visa is required for US citizens.
There are no immunizations required for entry.
Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE).
- Belize is home to the longest barrier reef in this hemisphere.
- Belize offers hundreds of ancient Maya sites both excavated and jungle-covered.
- Belize has over 600 identified species of birds.
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