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  The good news is that renting and driving a rental vehicle in Belize is easy. Anyone with a valid driver's license in their home country can legally operate a car in Belize. The rules of the road in Belize are very similar to those in the United States and Canada. Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road, road signs are in English, distances are demarcated in miles, and gasoline is sold by the gallon (at approximately $5.50/gallon). There are, however,

  It seems like 2018 has just started and yet, we're already here in March. If you've been considering visiting Belize this year, here are some amazing tours that should definitely be on your holiday wishlist: Visit an Ancient Maya City Abandoned more than 1,000 years ago, the mighty cities of the Ancient Maya were lost to the jungle. Today, however, visitors have the chance to visit ancient sites like Xunantunich to marvel at colossal temples, pyramids, palaces, and ball courts. Xunantunich is

  Spring Break in Belize If you're looking for a great place to enjoy your spring break, look no further than Belize. Located just 2-3 hours' flying time from major cities across the US, Belize is a small country in Central America. Because Belize is a former British colony, the national language is English, making it really easy to get around and talk to the friendly locals. Belize's greatest attraction is its untamed and beautiful nature. The mainland is composed of vast jungles,

One of the unique things you can do in Belize is partake in a cultural tour to the Garifuna village of Hopkins on the Caribbean coast. The Garifuna make up just 4% of the country's population, but their unusual history and special contributions to the music, dance, and cuisine of Belize has made them a vital part of the community. The Garifuna culture first developed hundreds of years ago when enslaved Africans working on British plantations in the Caribbean intermarried with

On October 22, 2017, Forbes magazine published an article about eight trending international destinations for travel this fall and winter. Written by veteran travel author Lea Lane, the Forbes article highlighted Belize, mentioning how the country has experienced an 18% increase in popularity over the last year thanks to its combination of cultural and historical sites as well as its beautiful natural landscape. The Forbes article recommended Belize as a great place to get away from cold autumn and winter weather,

Often known locally as "Patriotic Month," September is one of the best times to visit Belize. The celebrations begin on September 10 with The Battle of St. George's Caye Day which commemorates the historic 1798 naval battle between a large Spanish fleet and a rugged band of local English inhabitants that led to Belize becoming the only British colony in Central America. The celebrations continue on through September 21, Independence Day, when Belizeans all across the country emblazon themselves in red, white,

On July 23, 2017, Canada's low-cost airline WestJet announced that it will be adding a second non-stop route to Belize beginning on November 3, 2017. The new weekly route will depart from Calgary (YYC) and take approximately five hours to reach Belize City (BZE).  The new Calgary-Belize flight will open up the country to residents of western Canada. Just a year earlier, WestJet became the first Canadian airline to offer non-stop service to Belize from their hub in Toronto (YYZ). After

The Placencia Peninsula on the Caribbean coast of southeastern Belize is one of the top visitor destinations in the country, and one of the best ways to explore Placencia is with a vehicle rental from Barefoot Rentals and Services. Barefoot is a locally-owned and operated company that rents a wide variety of vehicles so that visitors can explore the country at their own pace. Barefoot has a large fleet of cars, SUVs, golf carts, scooters, mopeds, and even dirt bikes to

The Seine Bight village on the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize will host the fifth annual Kaina Martinez Track and Field Games on July 22-23, 2017. Named for Kaina Martinez, an Olympic athlete who represented Belize in the 2012 Games in London, the Kaina Martinez Track and Field Games features young athletes between the ages of 4-14 from Seine Bight as they compete in a series of track and field events. Kaina Martinez is an 11-time All-American track athlete, two-time NCAA

On June 4, 2017, the inaugural Southwest Airlines flight from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) landed in Belize City (BZE). The new Fort Lauderdale-Belize route is Southwest's third non-stop route to Belize City. Southwest first began flying to Belize from its hub at the Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) in 2015 and then added a second route from Denver (DIA) in March of 2017.  As part of its expansion plans to more international markets, Southwest is currently offering fares to Belize as