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Belize Flag Belize is a country in central America. It shares land borders with Guatemala, and Mexico, and has a coast line on the Caribbean Sea.

As of 2009, the population was an estimated 307,899.

The country's largest city is the former capital, Belize City, which, as of 2005, had an estimated population of 70,800. The capital is Belmopan, which was founded in 1970, and as of 2004 had a population of around 16,400.

Map of Belize

Belize Country Details


Country Name Belize
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central America
Flag Belize Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Belize City


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Archway at Plaza Jobo, Belize
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Santa Ana Mountains, Belize

Books about Belize


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Lonely Planet Belize (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Paul Harding

Lonely Planet
Paperback (320 pages)

Lonely Planet Belize (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Belize *

Lonely Planet Belize is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient Maya site of Caracol, dive the world-renowned Blue Hole, or spot toucans in the wild; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Belize and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Belize:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - music, cuisine, Ancient Maya, history, wildlife, land & environment, weddings & honeymoons, diving & snorkeling, politics, travel with children
  • Over 40 maps
  • Covers Belize District, Northern Cayes, Northern Belize, Cayo District, Southern Belize, Tikal, Flores, Guatemala and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Belize, our most comprehensive guide to Belize, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Belize. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

Moon Belize (Travel Guide)
By Lebawit Lily Girma

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-10-17
Paperback (432 pages)

Moon Belize (Travel Guide)
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Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way

With turquoise waters, dreamlike islands, and pristine rainforests, Belize is a sensory feast: dive in with Moon Belize.

Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible, strategic itineraries for every timeline and budget, from one week of highlights to a three-week adventure through the whole country, with themed trip ideas like "The Mundo Maya," "Wildlife Adventures," and "Underwater Bliss"
  • Curated advice for outdoor adventurers, archeology aficionados, foodies, and more
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Canoe to a farmers market to sample fresh pupusas and cashew wine. Hike rainforests filled with medicinal trees and howler monkeys, snorkel the second-largest (and best preserved) coral reef in the world, or explore ancient Mayan ceremonial caves and cool off beneath the waterfalls. Spend your day at the beach, and your night dancing barefoot in the sand to the sound of Garifuna drums
  • Expert advice on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from Belize transplant-turned-local Lebawit Lily Girma
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps for navigating the cayes and mainland on your own
  • Handy phrases in Kriol, Garifuna, and Q'eqchi' Mayan
  • Detailed background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and culture
  • Travel tips on health and safety, traveling solo as a woman, getting around with children or as a senior, and suggestions for LGBTQ+ visitors and travelers with disabilities
With Moon Belize's expert tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

Planning an island getaway? Pick up Moon Belize Cayes. Looking to expand your trip? Try Moon Yucatán Peninsula, Moon Guatemala, or Moon Jamaica.
Fodor's Belize: with a Side Trip to Guatemala (Travel Guide)
By Lan Sluder and Rose Lambert-Sluder

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2017-04-25
Paperback (320 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

Belize might just have the greatest variety of flora and fauna of any country of its size in the world. Offshore the Belize Barrier Reef, a great wall of coral, stretches the entire 200-mile-length of the coast. And archaeologists have identified more than 600 significant Mayan sites in Belize. Fodor's guide gives you all the information you need to plan the perfect trip, whether you want a scuba adventure, a getaway to a secluded jungle lodge, or barefoot luxury in a peaceful beach town.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Belize
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· Major sights such as Mayan Ruins, Hummingbird Highway, and Actun Tunichil Muknal
· Side Trip from Belize including Guatemala
· Coverage of Belize City, The Cayes and Atolls, Northern Belize, The Cayo, The Southern Coast, and The Deep South
Belize (National Geographic Adventure Map)
By National Geographic Maps - Adventure

National Geographic Maps
One Color Map (2 pages)

Belize (National Geographic Adventure Map)
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

National Geographic's Belize Adventure Map, created in cooperation with Biodiversity & Environmental Resource Data System (BERDS) of Belize and Academex Digital Publishing, is a complete travel guide to this coastal Central American country. Hundreds of points of interest, a road network and topographic features and combined in one expertly researched map showing the country in its entirety along with neighboring areas in Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras. Also provided is background information of the country's various districts, highlighting each area's unique features. While the reverse side of the map provides valuable information of such popular destinations as the Belize Barrier Reef, The Blue Hole and Tikal, illustrated with stunning photographs. Inset maps of Belize City, San Pedro and Tikal provide extra detail of these hotspots.

A user-friendly index of protected areas, including national parks, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, natural monuments and archeological, forest, marine, public and private reserves, will help you find your adventure site. Then, plan your route with the mapped road network which includes major roads as well as dirt and gravel roads, for those wishing to travel off the beaten path. Additional transportation features mapped include airstrips, ferry routes and harbors. Along the way, find cultural, historical, ecological and adventure points of interest, such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Maya sites, ruins, lighthouses, caves, beaches, museums and areas for wildlife viewing, sailing, snorkeling, diving and fishing.

Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:400,000
  • Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"
The Rough Guide to Belize (Rough Guides)
By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2017-10-17
Paperback (272 pages)

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This in-depth coverage of Belize's local attractions, sights, and restaurants takes you to the most rewarding spots—from the Xunantunich Maya site to the Barrier Reef—and stunning color photography brings the land to life on the pages.

The locally based Rough Guides author team introduces the best places to stop and explore, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving the roads, taking walking tours, or visiting local landmarks. You'll find special coverage of history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each area in this fascinating country.

The Rough Guide to Belize also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and places to stay, from backpacker hostels to beachfront villas and boutique hotels, and color-coded maps feature every sight and listing.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Belize.

Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

Rough Guides are written by expert authors who are passionate about both writing and travel. They have detailed knowledge of the areas they write about—having either traveled extensively or lived there—and their expertise shines through on every page. It's priceless information, delivered with wit and insight, providing the down-to-earth, honest read that is the hallmark of Rough Guides.

The Rough Guide to Belize (Rough Guides)
By Rough Guides

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Released: 2014-09-29
Paperback (304 pages)

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The Rough Guide to Belize is the ultimate travel guide to this unique country, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions, from the sun-washed cayes to soaring Mayan pyramids.

Discover Belize's highlights with stunning photography and in-depth information on everything from the country's magnificent Barrier Reef, the longest in the Western Hemisphere, to its mist-shrouded jungles. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Belize, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best resorts, hotels, spas, restaurants and activities for all budgets. Explore every corner of Belize with clear, user-friendly maps.

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Belize.

About Rough Guides: For thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than two hundred destinations to life.

Moon Belize (Moon Handbooks)
By Lebawit Lily Girma

Moon Travel
Released: 2015-11-03
Paperback (424 pages)

Moon Belize (Moon Handbooks)
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This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.

Travel writer, photographer, and Belize expert Lebawit Lily Girma knows the best ways to experience Belize—from the gorgeous beaches of the Northern Cayes to the lush countryside of Belmopan and Cayo. Girma offers a range of interesting activities for every traveler—such as waterfall rappelling at Bocawina National Park or attending the annual Chocolate Festival—as well as unique trip ideas such as the "Rhythms of Belize." Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Belize gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Lonely Planet Belize (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Mara Vorhees

Lonely Planet
Paperback (320 pages)

Lonely Planet Belize (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Belize *

Lonely Planet Belize is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive into the depths of the Blue Hole, explore the Maya ruins of Altun Ha or relax on the tropical beaches of Ambergris Caye; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Belize and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Belize Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, politics, Maya heritage, music, food, landscapes, wildlife, customs/etiquette
  • Over 40 maps
  • Useful features- including Month by Month (annual festival calendar), Diving & Snorkeling Guide, Outdoor Activity Guide, Wedding & Honeymoon Planner, Travel with Children
  • Coverage of Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Glover's Reef Atoll, Shark Ray Alley, Lamanai, Xunantunich, Altun Ha, Belize City, Tikal and Flores in Guatemala and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Belize, our most comprehensive guide to Belize, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Central America on a Shoestring guide for a comprehensive look at all Central America has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mara Vorhees and Joshua Samuel Brown

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*Best-selling guide to Belize. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA, April 2012 to March 2013.

Fodor's Belize: with a Side Trip to Guatemala (Travel Guide)
By Lan Sluder

Fodor's
Released: 2014-02-11
Paperback (355 pages)

Fodor s Belize: with a Side Trip to Guatemala (Travel Guide)
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Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Belize, with spectacular diving and snorkeling sites, exotic wildlife, and fascinating Mayan ruins, as well as a side trip to Guatemala's Tikal. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Ambergris Caye to Placencia
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
Useful FEATURES on cuisine and ecotrips
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
Maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your trip

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