Belize Yacht Charter Information about the country, getting there, sightseeing, and other experiences.
Belize is a country on the eastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in Central America whose official language is English, though Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish are also commonly spoken. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala, and the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide.
With 22,800 square kilometers (8,800 sq mi) of land and, as of 2014, a population of 340,844, Belize has the lowest population density in Central America. The country’s population growth rate of 1.97% per year (2013) is the second-highest in the region and one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
Belize’s abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems give it a key place in the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.
Many airline providers are ready and willing to make your trip to, from, and all-around Belize a memorable and comfortable experience. Commercial Airlines all land at the Phillip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) in Ladyville, just minutes from Belize City. Private airplanes must be cleared through the Belize Airport Authority and Civil Aviation Department at the PGIA.
Entry Requirements: Visitors to Belize must possess a passport valid for at least three months after arrival and a return ticket with sufficient funds to cover their stay. Visitors are given a one-month stay, after which an extension can be applied with the Immigration Department. Visas are not required for citizens of the United States and its territories, Canada, the United Kingdom and its territories, the European Union, the Caribbean, and Central American Countries. A temporary importation permit must be secured at the entry for visitors driving/boating into Belize from Guatemala or Mexico. Vehicle/vessel permits are valid for 30 days.
Traveling With Children: Children under 18 must have proper documentation, including a valid passport and letter of parental consent. Children traveling with one parent require a notarized letter of authority from the other parent indicating travel consent.