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Know Before You Go...®

Renting a villa in Belize? You're in the best place for all the information you can get about this Central American gem. With beaches, jungles, ancient ruins, and lots more, it's the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxation AND adventure. Use the tabs on this page to learn more about Belize, its attractions, and everything else you'll want to know about this tropical destination.

Why Belize?

  • Eco-resorts
  • Scuba diving (largest coral reef in Western Hemisphere, blue hole and 3 atolls)
  • Snorkeling off Ambergris Caye
  • Hiking (Jaguar Reserve & Rain forests)
  • Bird watching
  • Exploring the Mayan ruins

Belize Weather/Climate

Average Temperatures

Highs Lows
January 81.1 ° F 67.4 ° F
February 82.1 ° F 69.0 ° F
March 84.0 ° F 71.1 ° F
April 85.9 ° F 73.8 ° F
May 86.9 ° F 74.9 ° F
June 87.0 ° F 75.0 ° F
July 87.1 ° F 75.0 ° F
August 87.7 ° F 74.9 ° F
September 87.0 ° F 73.9 ° F
October 85.7 ° F 71.7 ° F
November 83.1 ° F 68.5 ° F
December 81.2 ° F 67.9 ° F

Average Rainfall

January 0.93
February 0.68
March 0.48
April 1.04
May 1.27
June 1.07
July 1.43
August 1.44
September 1.89
October 2.3
November 2.5
December 1.24

Transportation on Belize

Getting to Belize and getting around. Our transportation tips will help make your trip smoother. More good sand advice.

Entry Documents

A valid passport and return ticket; Visas required for some countries

Airlines Flying Here

The major airlines servicing Belize include Continental, American, US Airways and TACA.

Airport

Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport

Departure Tax

US$15.00, plus P.A.C.T (Conservation) fee of $3.75. If departing by air, the total fee is $39.25 per person - Included in most air tickets.

Driving

On the right - need to show driver's license to rent a car

Local Transportation

Hourly flights via Tropic Air to Ambergris Cay from the Philip Goldson International Airport as well as the Belize City Municipal Airstrip. Visitors to the Caye can also travel from Belize City by local water taxis.

Belize Weddings and Honeymoons

Vacationers don't just stay in Belize villas - they come to paradise to get married and celebrate their honeymoons! Three day residency to apply for a license. Two witnesses are needed. Must be 18 years or older. Cost: US$100 per couple plus US$5 administrative fee

Documents Required: Proof of citizenship in the form of an original birth certificate or a valid passport. Also provide divorce or death certificate.

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Know Before You Go...® - Belize Travel Tips

Before making their way to Belize villas, vacationers like to know a little bit of helpful information to make them feel more at home during their stay. Take a look at our travel tips to make your time in villas in Belize even more relaxing.

Capital: Belmopan
Population: 331,900
Size: 185 miles long and 75 miles wide, or about the size of Massachusetts
Electric Current: 110
Time: 04:32 am zone:-6 (GMT/UTC -6)
Official Language: English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib), Creole
Currency: Belizean Dollar (BZD)
Tipping and Taxes: Hotel Tax: 9% Sales Tax: 9% * Departure Tax: -US $35.00 when departing the International Airport (US cash only) -US $18.75 or BZ $37.50 when departing by land (to Mexico or Guatemala) -US $3.75 or BZ $7.50 when departing by Sea to an International
Topography: Flat, swampy coastal plain; low mountains in South
Telephone: International: Country Code - 501