About Belize

Getting to Belize

about belize vacation videoIt's easy. Belize is about 2 hours and 15 minutes by air from Miami, Florida and Houston, Texas. U.S. gateway cities to Belize include Miami, Houston and New Orleans, Louisiana. Direct flights are also available from Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C; and from Toronto, Canada. Please refer to www.travelbelize.org site for airline carries providing services to Belize or Contact Us.

Upon your arrival at the Belize International Airport, there are taxis and or rental cars available. The taxi fare from the airport to Cucumber Beach Marina is around $30 US dollars. For our Belize Charter guests, land transportation will be provided upon arrival from the Belize International Airport to Cucumber Beach Marina

Entry Requirements

belize island with catamaran - belize sailing charterA valid passport and return ticket are required to enter Belize. No visas are required for citizens of the U.S., British Commonwealth nations or European Union countries. Please refer to www.travelbelize.org site for specific information.
Language
English is the official language and is widely spoken, as is Spanish.
Departure Tax
A tax of $35.00 US is charged when leaving Belize. Must be paid in cash (credit cards not accepted for departure tax.)

Customs

U.S. residents are permitted a $400 per person (or $1,100 per family) duty-free tax exemption upon returning to the U.S., and can also bring back one quart of alcohol and 200 cigarettes duty-free.

Currency

U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere in Belize. Local currency is the Belize Dollar. One U.S. dollar is worth BZ$2. U.S. dollars should be exchanged directly in purchasing goods and services, as banks will charge a fee (currently is at .0125) to exchange U.S. to Belize dollars.

Island Packing Tips (click here)

The average temperature in Belize is approximately 85 degrees with occasional tropical rainfall. The following items are recommended to make your trip more comfortable while in the tropics.

  • Soft duffle bag (no hard cases)
    *Tip: roll clothes rather than fold to increase space and prevent wrinkles.
  • 3-4 pairs of shorts
  • 5-6 short sleeve shirts (light material)
  • 2 swim suits
  • 2 pair of cotton pants
  • Hat/ sunglasses/ sun screen/ lip protection/ bug spray (i.e. Off)
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • 1 sweat shirt
  • 1 light weight rain jacket
  • 1 pair of tennis shoes/ hiking boots (if planning on hiking)
  • 1 pair of water shoes
  • 1 pair of sandals
  • Favorite books that you have not had time to finish
  • Favorite CD's and or DVD's
  • We have snorkeling gear aboard, however if you have that special mask that fits, then bring it along
Related Links (click here)

Read through the article and check out the audio clip.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/feb/26/belize-ambergris-caye-holiday-islands?intcmp=239
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/audioslideshow/2011/feb/24/belize-adventure-sailing-caribbean?intcmp=239

Sydney Harbour Cruises

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Enjoy a Sydney Harbour Cruise aboard your own Yacht Charter on the unforgettable Sydney Sundancer

Absolute Belize

Address: http://www.AbsoluteBelize.com
Absolute Belize is a collective of intimate, exclusive and luxurious residences on the islands and mainland of Belize, where you can experience unrivalled service in exquisite surroundings. Adventure by day, luxury by night. Come and visit nature's best kept secret... before the secret gets out.

Belize Sailing Yacht Charter Vacation

Address: http://www.catchartersbelize.com
Explore the best of Belize's sailing, diving, and snorkeling sites as well as uninhabited islands aboard your private 44ft. luxury live aboard catamaran. The catamaran "Tropicat" offers you all the conveniences of a resort. However, unlike a resort, Tropicat will sail daily to new destinations and exotic islands for your explorations.

The Wet Lizard - Belize vacation tours,

Address: http://www.thewetlizard.com
Wet Lizard Tours of Belize understands that our clients are as diverse as the beautiful country they are visiting. To that end, we offer tours and excursions to cater for every interest but also take into consideration any physical restrictions which may influence choices of activities.

Cheap Flights

Address: http://www.flightnetwork.com
Description: One stop shop for low cost flight fares online.

Tropical Welcome

Address: http://www.tropicalwelcome.com/
Tropical Welcome brings you the best values on tours and activities for your holiday in the Caribbean.

World wide yacht Charters

http://www.yacht-charters.tv
Yacht charters around the world on power yachts, catamarans and sailing yachts.

TORTUGAL Marina Hotel

http://tortugal.com/
TORTUGAL Marina Hotel New marina and adventure tour operator with an open-air restaurant and thatched-roofed bungalows for travelers on the Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Slick Rock Adventures

http://www.slickrock.com/belizepackages.html
Belize all-inclusive travel packages, outdoor adventures and tours of Belize for every budget.

Xanadu Island Resort, Ambergris Caye

http://www.xanaduresort-belize.com
Xanadu is the first monolithic dome resort in the world! Located on Ambergris Caye, wake up every morning to a brilliant sunrise over the Caribbean Sea.

Framework Personal Training

http://frameworkpersonaltraining.com
Private studio that services by appointment fitness training.

 


 


 

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