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Belize has been known as Mother Natures best-kept secret, but it won’t remain a secret forever. The vast untouched rainforests, ancient Mayan ruins, an abundance of natural wonders and a vibrant and thriving mix of flora and fauna make Belize a vacationer’s dream come true.

Being one of the only English-speaking countries in Central America is just one of the perks you will get to enjoy. Explore the mainland and delve into the depths of sacrificial caves, climb mountains only to rappel into a giant cenote (sink hole), visit one of our many Mayan ruins scattered across the country, rappel waterfalls or go zipping through the tree tops!

When you begin to crave the sun and sea your options are endless, enjoy the beaches of Placencia or take a short boat ride out to the islands. Endless diving and snorkeling sites await you filled with exotic marine life and colorful coral gardens. Swim with sea turtles, nurse sharks and sting rays. Snorkel alongside giant whale sharks or frolic with a pod of dolphins! There is always something new to see under the sea. After all this adventure just think how amazing it will be to return to your own Belize┬áVacation Home on the Placencia Peninsula and have a cocktail, a good night’s sleep, and wake up tomorrow to do it all again or try something new! What are you waiting for?

Currency Exchange

$1US = $2BZ. US currency is accepted everywhere. Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) and travelers checks are accepted at most places. Leave your American Express card at home. You can also get a cash advance on your credit card at the Atlantic Bank ATM machine & inside Scotia Bank in Placencia. It is a good idea to bring small bills with you because you may have a hard time getting change for $50’s and $100’s.

Passports

Passports are required. No visas are required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.

Time Zone

The time zone is Central Standard; Mountain Standard during Daylight Savings time in the US. Daylight Savings is not observed in Belize.

Climate

The climate is subtropical with annual average temperature of 80 degrees F.

Diving, Snorkeling, & Fishing

Bring your own or leave it at home. It is your preference. Many divers will want to bring their own BC, regulator, wet suit, fins, and mask. Leave your weights at home. They can be rented. Do not bring spear guns. They will be confiscated at the airport. Although most fishing trips include bait and tackle, serious fly fishing and spin casting anglers will probably want to bring their own gear.