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Our Belize Guide For Families: Adventure In A Small Package

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Tucked just underneath Mexico and next to Guatemala, tiny Belize is a unique Central American country with a ton of charm. Not only are trips to Belize filled with incredible Mayan ruins, but also gorgeous rainforests and countless Caribbean islands.

Family travel to Belize can offer the perfect combination of history, beaches, and adventure. You can find Belize attractions such as ATM Cave, which will transport you back through time and fill you full of wonder, or the Blue Hole, which will make you gawk at nature’s majesty. Another thing that makes Belize unique is its British heritage. The official language is English, making Belize a popular destination for travelers from North America looking to avoid language barriers.

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What you need to know about travel in Belize

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  • Currency
    • Belize uses the Belize dollar. It averages about $0.50 USD. You can check the current rate of the Belize dollar here.
  • Capital
    • The Capital of Belize is Belize City. Belize City is the main port for people wanting to take boats out to the islands, such as Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.
  • Electricity
    • Belize uses the North American standard 110v electrical system.
  • Cellular Phone Service
    • Belize has a large, government-run cellular network that services most populated areas of the mainland as well as islands with large populations. I have used the Airalo eSim app for all of my international travel.
  • Roads, Driving, and Public Transit
    • Belize has a network of small highways throughout the country. Most rural areas are not serviced, and fuel stations can be sparse outside of urban areas.
    • Many of the roads in Belize are dirt roads and can be difficult to navigate during and after rainfall.
  • Belize with Kids
    • Both the mainland and the islands of Belize have many experiences to offer those looking at family travel to Belize. There are beautiful rain forests, incredible Mayan ruins (many of which are open to exploring), amazing bird watching, and of course, the coast of Belize has the world’s second-largest barrier reef system.

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In Mexico and Central America

Most major cities throughout Europe have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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