Capital Belmopan City

Population 370,300

Area 22,966 km2

Key facts

Belize is a country located in Central America. There are 2 countries (Guatemala, Mexico) that Belize shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak English and Spanish.

The national currency in Belize is Belize dollar (BZD). The dollar (BZ$) is subdivided into 100 cent.

Belizean
Banknotes

BZ$2BZ$5BZ$10BZ$20BZ$50BZ$100

Belizean
Coins

1 cents5 cents10 cents25 cents50 centsBZ$1BZ$2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Belize is 72.61 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 187.01 Mbps and 128.37 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Belize has more ATMs.47.84 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Belize, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Belize. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type A 110 V, 220 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 220 V, 60 Hz  Type G 110 V, 220 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Belize will celebrate 14 national public holidays. The next one Labour Day will take place on May 1.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024Moving holiday New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
March 9, 2024Moving holiday Baron Bliss DayBaron Bliss Day
March 29, 2024Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
March 30, 2024Moving holiday Holy SaturdayHoly Saturday
March 31, 2024Moving holiday Easter SundayEaster Sunday
April 1, 2024Moving holiday Easter MondayEaster Monday
May 1, 2024Moving holiday Labour DayLabour Day
May 24, 2024Moving holiday Commonwealth DayCommonwealth Day
September 10, 2024Moving holiday Saint George’s Caye DaySaint George’s Caye Day
September 23, 2024Moving holiday Independence DayIndependence Day
October 12, 2024Moving holiday Day of the AmericasDay of the Americas
November 19, 2024Moving holiday Garifuna Settlement DayGarifuna Settlement Day
December 25, 2024Moving holiday Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2024Moving holiday Boxing DayBoxing Day

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Belize?

There are no Mariott hotels in Belize.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Belize.

There are no IHG hotels in Belize.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Belize.

There are Radisson hotels in Belize City.

There are no Accor hotels in Belize.

What fast food chains are present in Belize?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Belize.

The KFC chain does not operate in Belize.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Belize.

The Subway chain does not operate in Belize.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Belize.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Belize.

Weather

What is the weather like in Belmopan City?

Today the sun in Belmopan City, rises at 5:36 AM and sets at 6:11 PM. The climate of Belmopan City may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayApr 18Partly cloudlyLow: 23.2°C (73.76°F)High: 32.7°C (90.86°F)
FridayApr 19Partly cloudlyLow: 23.7°C (74.66°F)High: 33°C (91.4°F)
SaturdayApr 20Partly cloudlyLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 33.1°C (91.58°F)
SundayApr 21OvercastLow: 24.2°C (75.56°F)High: 33.6°C (92.48°F)
MondayApr 22OvercastLow: 24.3°C (75.74°F)High: 35.1°C (95.18°F)
TuesdayApr 23OvercastLow: 23.9°C (75.02°F)High: 33.5°C (92.3°F)

Weather data for Belmopan City (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Belize.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Belize.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Belize traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  10.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 22.60 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Belize

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Decriminalized up to 10g
Medical usage: Illegal

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