Traveling to Belize can be a real adventure as it is not on the main tourist map and lacks all the normal tourist trappings seen around the world. It is a country of rugged coastlines, secluded beaches and rainforest, but when traveling there you should still follow some tips that can be applied to most countries.
- The first tip about traveling to Belize is to be prepared with where you are going. You should spend time researching and doing your homework about places you would like to visit and have an idea of how to get there. Due to the terrain, it can be very difficult to get to some parts of Belize, and in many places there is only one road that leads to it. Because things cut through the rainforest and because it is a tropical area, be aware of the possibility of this one way being cut off at different times due to the weather. Therefore, also take into account the time of year you are likely to travel and avoid the rainy season, so that you are less likely to have problems.
- Since the country is covered in rainforest, you should also consider the possibility of mosquitoes and other insects that may try to interrupt your vacation. Taking relevant mosquito repellent is certainly a good start, but if you’re going to some of the more inaccessible places, it’s a good tip to have some first aid gear with you. This should include things to treat cuts, some antiseptic cream, and items that can be used to treat simple stings or bites from insects. If you know that you suffer from severe allergies to bites, this part is especially important.
- While there are some places that offer luxury on your Belize trip, there is more choice and variety for those who prefer a bit of a rough ride. But the pre-processing doesn’t mean taking your chances when you get there, but instead looking at accommodation and getting recommendations from previous travelers whenever possible before booking. As with most countries, there are some bad areas in cities, regardless of size, so this research may prevent you from spending a night in an area that is best avoided as a tourist.
- You should also be aware of any possible illnesses you may catch while traveling in Belize and have the relevant vaccinations before you travel. This kind of advice can be found on medical websites and should not be ignored. It’s also common sense to make sure you have travel insurance before you go if something goes wrong.
This is just to give you a few simple, common sense tips about traveling to Belize. It is a country that can give you many beautiful memories. However, these memories can be tarnished if you don’t take the time to research things before you travel. It’s worth spending a day in advance to avoid having bad memories for years to come.