Where is Belize is located, Belize lies southeast of Mexico and east of Guatemala. The Belize map underneath will show you exactly where it is located. Belize is one of the smaller countries together with El Salvador within Central America. The population consist of about 350 thousand Belizean’s. Since it related by historical ties to The United Kingdom or England the native language is English. Next to English the people speak Kriol, Spanish and Garifuna. Kriol and Garifuna are native Caribbean languages. The major tourist attractions or places to travel to is the Great Blue Hole, this is a strange hole in the Caribbean sea that gives divers the dive of their life, and the Cayes (islands) since they are the best places to relax and get the Caribbean island vibe.

Map of Belize

Map of Belize

Belize City is not the capital

The capital of Belize is Belmopan, this place is located in the centre of Belize and has only a counted population of 14.000 people. This is also one of the main reasons why people think Belize City is the capital, this city is way bigger and more famous around foreign people. Belize City or Ciudad de Belice is located on the shores of the Caribbean ocean near the famous Cayes. The city has a population of around 70.000 people, which is nearly five times as much as the capital of Belize. While most people land on Belize City when they visit Belize it is not strange to mix up the capital with the largest city.

Jungle, sea and more jungle

Most of Belize is covered with jungle forest or rainforests. North of the country nearing the border of Mexico the jungle is so dense it is not yet explored all the way. They recently found some interesting Maya sites just over the border in Mexico that is probably one of the biggest in Central America. Besides jungle Belize also has a beautiful shoreline that stretches from north to south. This shore is located on the Caribbean Sea and gives crystal clear blue water all the way, perfect for a beach holiday!

Top tourist places in Belize

The top tourist destinations in Belize are without a doubt the Cayes and the Great Blue Hole. And guess what these places are located almost next to each other. You can visit the Great Blue Hole when you stay on one of the famous Cayes like San Pedro or Caye Caulker. Caye Caulker is an tropical island in the Caribbean ocean with fresh fish every day and a relaxing Rasta vibe. Don’t miss it!

Beaches and weather in Belize

Since Belize is located not that for of the equator the weather in Belize is pretty stable all year around. You don’t have seasons like winter but you do have a rain or wet season. This rain/wet season is around May to November and gives you more rainfall than normally. But don’t worry the temperature is always around 27 degrees Celsius and the water is warm everywhere since it is the Caribbean Sea. The shoreline of Belize is pretty big and there are a lot of beautiful beaches you can visit. The best and safest beaches you will find on the Cayes named Placencia, Caye Caulker, San Pedro and Ambergris Caye. These islands are tropical and like you always imaged, white sand and beautiful water.