Belize is an ancient culture the Mayans were thought to be the earliest inhabitants dating around 1500 BC. Belize known for its distinctive biodiversity. However, nature and fauna is not all that shapes this tiny country its the people that defines the country.
Belize (formerly British Honduras), English remains the official language, but the most diverse language in Belize is Kriol (Belizean Creole). Other languages spoken include Garifuna, Mandarin, Spanish and Maya. Making this country a haven for expats with only 321,115 residents tourism plays a big role here. With it’s laid back Caribbean lifestyle, nice climate, no crowds, it is easy to appreciate the idyllic lifestyle.
Belize currency is pegged at $2.00 Belize = $1.00 USD so its really easy to adopt. ATM’s are in all tourist areas so most shopkeepers will accept USD.
Because Belize is quite small it is possible to dive the coral reefs in the morning and in the afternoon hike up to the Mayan ruins. This played to our travel plans, we wanted to start our journey on the right foot Belize was the perfect locale. In the following articles and our accompanying photographs our documentation of Belize will give you a glimpse of Belize it’s past, it’s present capturing the spectacular bio-diversity.