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Culture

From the moment you arrive in Belize (formerly British Honduras) – whether you are an adventure traveler, part of a family trip or in the country for a relaxing beach vacation – Belize people and culture make you feel welcome and comfortable.

In Belize, traditions and customs are varied and represent a mix of influences from Kriol, Maya, Garinagu (Garifuna), Mesitizo (Spanish and Native Americans), and Mennonites of German descent with a blend of many other cultures from Chinese to Lebanese.  For generations, people of Belize have demonstrated a cultural commitment to preserve the country’s unique charms. This enduring promise to the land, the waters and you, the visitor, inspires all to achieve a genuine and intimate connection to a variety of extraordinary experiences.

Expatriates in Belize from Canada, Europe and the United States make up approximately 10% of the 370,000 plus population. A blending of cultures has resulted in one of the happiest and most peaceful countries in the region and a widespread reputation as one of the world’s friendliest tourist destination. 

Belize’s, government protected, jungles cover half of the country and are home to over 500 species of birds, wild cats, howler monkey and historic archeological sites. (600+ and counting). 

Belize is not a third world country as most imagine.  According to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Report 2015, (latest update) Belize is on the list Emerging and Developing Countries.  Destination Belize

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