Trip Advice

Facts About Belize

All you need to know about Travel to Belize and planning your Birding in Belize vacation with

  1. English is the official language
  2. We drive on the right side of the road.Chachalaca
  3. Our electricity is 110 volts, same as the U.S.
  4. Formerly known as British Honduras, Belize gained its independence and was renamed in 1981
  5. Water and food are generally safe. Purified water is available at all establishments PE utilizes.
  6. The exchange rate is fixed at $2.00BZ to $1.00US
  7. The US dollar is widely accepted
  8. Taxes: hotel tax of 9%; sales tax of 10% on goods and service.

Getting To Belize

Direct flights to/from the United States:
Charlette to/ from Belize City–Delta
Houston to/from Belize City–Continental Airlines and TACA International Airlines
Dallas to/from Belize City–American Airlines
Miami to/from Belize City–American Airlines

New York to/from Belize City– US Airways

Flights to/from Guatemala:
AirportInternational Airport Belize City to/from Guatemala City– Maya Island Air
Belize City to/from Tikal / Flores — Maya Island Air and Tropic Air

Flights to/from Mexico
Cancun to/from Belize city- Maya Island Air

Packing For Your Belize Trip

Many of these items are available in Belize, but in case you are staying at a jungle lodge far from supplies or a nearby town, it is best to have them on hand.

  1. Personal medication
  2. Basic first-aid
  3. Insect repellant and sun-screen
  4. Sun glasses
  5. Back pack for day tripsPeople
  6. Water bottles (as we have 5 gals purified water you can refill from creating less garbage)
  7. Rain poncho
  8. Casual clothing
  9. Hat
  10. Comfortable shoes or hiking boots
  11. Sandals or water shoes
  12. Camera and batteries
  13. Underwater disposable camera
  14. Flashlights
  15. Consult with your doctor for vaccinations (none may be required) malaria etc
  16. Personal binoculars etc.
  17. Optional: field guides

Recommended bird book for Belize: Birds of Belize by Lee Jones

Bird of Belize Book