Here are some interesting facts that you should know if you are traveling to Belize:
- Belize has the only Jaguar reserve in the world! It’s known as Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Belize is the only Central American country where English is the official language. You will also hear a mixture of Creole, Spanish, Garifuna and Mayan languages on the street.
- The tallest building in Belize is a Mayan temple!
- It has around 900 Mayan sites all over the country.
- Belize is one of the least populated countries in the world.
- There are about 200 cayes (islands) in Belize, most of them located inside the Belize Barrier Reef.
- More than 400 species of fish live in the waters of Belize’s 185-mile long Barrier Reef.
- Belize’s wetland habitats provide refuge for 2 of the 23 species of Crocodilians: the freshwater Morelet’s Crocodile and the saltwater American Crocodiles.
- It is considered rude to greet people in Belize by their first names (unless you know them, of course!)
- A typical Belizean breakfast consists of bread, cheese, beans, eggs or cereal with milk sipped by the kids and coffee or tea by the adults.
There are a lot of things to discover in this beautiful country. 2/3 of its forests haven’t been investigated. Belize has a lot to offer so whenever you get the chance you should come to visit it!