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|WHERE IS BELIZE? Belize is South of Mexico off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Ambergris Caye (Am-BUR-grease Key) is the largest
island in Belize. The island is only 25 miles long and is located in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. The coastline of Ambergris Caye
is protected by a 190 mile Barrier Reef, the second longest living coral reef barrier in the world.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: A passport is required of US, Canadian and European visitors. If your passport expires in 6 months, you need to renew
it now. Citizens of some other countries are also required to obtain a visa. Passport, return/onward ticket and sufficient funds (at least $60/night)
required. Visa not required for stay up to 30 days. If visit exceeds 1 month, obtain a stay permit from the Immigration Authorities in Belize. AIDS
test required for those staying more than 3 months; US test accepted if within 3 months of visit. For longer stays and other information, contact the
Embassy of Belize, 2535 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202-332-9636) or the Belize Mission in New York at (212599-0233).
For information regarding visas in Belize please call 011-501-822-2423.
WHAT LANGUAGE IS SPOKEN? English is the official language of Belize and the exchange rate is simple...$2 BZ = $1 US. The Electricity runs the
same as the U.S. 100 Volts AC. Belize observes Central Standard Time w/o observing daylight savings. The Ethnic make-up of Belize consists of
44% Mestizo (mixed European & Maya), 30% Creole, 11% Maya, 7% Garifuna and 8% other.
WHAT IS AMBERGRIS CAYE? Ambergris Caye is the most popular tourist destination in Belize. Ambergris Caye is a resort island with good
lodging, restaurants and water sports. Unlike Belize City, the streets are made of sand and you will not find a building over three stories high. The
second most popular tourist destination in Belize is Cayo district where you will find lodges, Maya ruins, butterfly farms, Mennonites, the gateway to
Cool Mountain Pine Ridge and mighty Caracol plus all sorts of outdoor activities including river running and caving. Most people choose to stay on
Ambergris Caye where they can enjoy the quaint town, slower-pace and beautiful beaches. Most people take day tours to the mainland. The big
tour companies make it a day event and will pick you up in a jet boat and transport you to the mainland. They will feed you and provide all
transportation. They are organized, efficient and fun. You will leave in the morning and be delivered back to Ambergris Cay by mid to late
HOW TO GET TO BELIZE: Belize is easily accessible by direct flights from Charlotte, Dallas, Houston and Miami with connecting flights from many
other cities. The Phillip Goldson International Airport (BZE)is the main port of entry into Belize.
HOW TO GET FROM BELIZE CITY TO AMBERGRIS CAYE: You have two choices. You can take an 1 hour 20 minute water taxi for approximately $33
round-trip or you can take a 15 minute charter flight for approximately $109 round-trip. These rates are for reference only. Please refer to the
appropriate web sites for current pricing.
SCHEDULING 15 MINUTE CHARTER FLIGHT FROM BZE TO THE SAN PEDRO AIRSTRIP: The charter flight must be scheduled prior to departing
from your trip. This charter can be arranged by me or through two companies. Both charge approximately $145 round-trip. I can schedule these
for you. Just email me passenger names and international flight times.
SCHEDULING 1HR/20MIN WATER TAXI FROM BZE TO SAN PEDRO: The water taxi is run by Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association www.
firstname.lastname@example.org or cayecaulkerwatertaxi.com (Tel. 226-0992). The last water taxi for San Pedro leaves Belize City at 5:00 PM. SCHEDULE
FROM BZE to San Pedro: 8 am, 9 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 am, 1:30 am, 3:00 am, 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm. If you arrive into BZE later than 3:00 pm, I
strongly urge you to take the charter flight for you may not make it to the water taxi in time.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT BELIZE: Government: Belize is a democratic member of the British Commonwealth, with a Westminster-style system
with a prime Minister, an elected house of representatives and an appointed senate. The current prime minister is Said Musa, a British-educated
lawyer of Palestinian and Belize heritage. Belize is the size of the U.S. State of Massachusetts with a population of 240,000. Ambergris Cay has a
population of 4500. English is the official language but Creole and Spanish are also widely spoken.
ABOUT SAN PEDRO: San Pedro Town (Saint Peter Town) is the only town on the island of Ambergris Caye. The town of San Pedro is an evolved
fishing village where the dress is casual, the pace is slow, the people are friendly and the streets are still covered with dirt and sand. Many of the
local pubs have dirt floors and the island’s dress code consists of t-shirts, shorts and bare feet.
HOW SAFE IS AMBERGRIS CAYE?: Safety is always a concern and common sense should be used anywhere you travel. The most common
crimes against tourists are petty theft and pick pocketing. Violent or physical crimes are rare. In general, Ambergris Caye has a much lower crime
rate than Belize City or the U.S. In general.
FIVE REASONS TO VISIT BELIZE: . #1 World-class diving/snorkeling. Regardless of level or ability there is a mask for you in Belize. #2 Maya
Sites. Belize is the center of the Maya world. Dozens of ruins can be visited and Cahal Pech, Caracol, El Pilar, Lamanai, Lubaantun and
Xunantunich are some of the most interesting. #3 Ecotravel (Wildlife, birds and nature). Most of Belize is untouched and uninhabited with over 500
species of birds and 700 species of butterflies. Rare animals still thrive in Belize's bush. #4 Adventure. Adventures to fit any level including hiking,
canoing, kayaking, windsurfing, caving and spelunking. #5 Culture. Belize is a fascinating multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-lingual society.
MOVIES FILMED IN BELIZE:
Dogs Of Wars
The Mosquito Coast
After The Storm
The Wildboys- MTV
Man vs Wild -Discovery Channel
House Hunters Int'l- HGTV
Travel Salad-Asahi Television Network (JAPAN)
Flavour Of Love- VH1
Joey's World-Color TV
Bizarre World with Andrew Zimmern-Travel Channel
Secret Worlds-Morning Star Entertainment
World's Strictest Parent- BBC (UK)
TV Only- French TV (FRANCE)
A Special Theme Travel Through The World-Korean Educational Broadcasting System
Live TV Broadcasting
Crystal Skulls- ParaDocs
Finding Garifuna!- Bamboo Tree Productions
Joanna Lumley: Catwoman- ITV Studio Ltd
Climate and Civilizations- Cream Productions
Permit Quest- Field Guide Media
FUN DATES TO VISIT: The best festivals St. George's Caye Day (Sept. 10-21), Independence Day (Sept. 21), Garifuna Settlement Day (Nov. 19),
Marti Gras (recent, celebrated with parades, paint bombs and drinking), and Costa Maya Festival (formerly Sea and Air Fest celebrated with beauty
contests, music and dances (late July/early Aug.)
WHERE IS SUNSET CONDOS IN BELIZE? The resort is located on Ambergris Caye, Belize just 30 miles north east of Belize City, 2.34 miles south
of the "heart" of San Pedro Town.
HOW MUCH AND WHAT TYPE OF MONEY SHOULD I BRING?: . The Belize dollar is tied to the U.S. Dollar at a fixed 2(BZ)=1(USD). U.S. Dollars are
accepted everywhere. Canadian , Mexican and European monies are not widely accepted. Belize Bank has an ATM in San Pedro. There is no
need to exchange currency before arriving. Most places accept U.S. Dollars and major credit cards. However, they will charge a 4% processing
fee for credit cards. The Belize government currently charges a departure tax of $37.50 per person. Make sure you have enough cash on hand for
your flight home.
GETTING AROUND THE ISLAND: The most common vehicle is a golf cart. We can arrange to have one delivered to you at the front office. Rental
fees are approximately $60 U.S. For one day for a 4 seat golf cart and $287 U.S. for five days. You can also rent a 6 person golf cart for
approximately $105 for one day or $462 U.S. for five days. We provide complimentary bikes and a personal cab driver. Cab rides are available for
approximately $10 U.S. Round trip. NOTE: All pricing is subject to change. These prices are for reference only. Please refer to the appropriate
web sites for current pricing.
WHAT TO PACK: How about a couple of swimsuits? You won't need much but some casual clothing like shorts, T shirts, and sandals. For
nighttime, you may want to bring casual pants and skirts. A lightweight sweater or sweat shirt will suffice for the occasional cool evening. The
island wear is definitely casual and the popular slogan is, "No shirt, no shoes, no problems." Aside from all the standard things you would bring
on any trip, the following things will be helpful: Extra swimsuits, light-weight cotton clothes, comfortable shoes, reading material (maps,
guidebooks), camera with extra film, small flashlight, hat, dark sunglasses, basic health kit, insect repellent, sunscreen, Pepto, favorite snacks,
battery operated radio, light wind/rain breaker, binoculars, small day pack and energy bars. You won’t need to dress up, and should leave fancy
jewelry at home. Belize can be hot, so prepare adequately for the sun with sun glasses, wide brimmed hats, and plenty of sun block. For night
time and exploring, it’s a good idea to bring loose cotton pants. Again, a sweatshirt or sweater should suffice for the evening. You may do a lot of
walking, so bring comfortable all-terrain walking shoes, and a spare pair in case they get wet.
DIVING AND SNORKELING EQUIPMENT: For Diving, Snorkeling and Fishing: If you're diving or fishing you can bring your own equipment if you
wish. Diving and snorkeling gear is available for rent. When you book a fishing trip with a guide, the fishing gear is included. If you plan to take
jungle day tours to the mainland you'll need hiking boots, loose cotton pants, and insect repellent. As a basic rule, if you cannot get along without
it, bring a spare. This applies for contact lenses and glasses, sunglasses, flashlight and any personal medications.
CUSTOMS: Visitors may bring in personal effects, such as wearing apparel, jewelry, binoculars, cameras and laptops. Each person is allowed to
import one carton (200 only) of cigarettes and one bottle of alcoholic beverage, duty free.
WEATHER: The average high temperature in Jan (80/70), Feb (80/71), Mar. (83/74), Apr. (85/76), May (87/79), Jun. (87/79), Jul. (86/79), Aug.
(86/77), Sept. (86/77), Oct. (84/75(, Nov. (84/75), and Dec. (82/73). The average water temperature is 83 degrees. The rainy season is June-July
with quick downfalls followed by sunshine.