Although Belize is technically part of Central America, it feels more like the Caribbean. After speaking (or should I say, attempting to speak) Spanish for months, it definitely threw us off when we greeted Rastas with a friendly “Hola” and they replied with “Ya Man, Wha a gwaan?”
However, it didn’t take long for us to readjust and fully immerse in the Caribbean culture. The locals are very welcoming and laid back. Not to mention the food is simply delicious.
Belize has also one of the lowest population density in Central America and offers a rich variety of wildlife and nature. The lack of development, billboards and other modern world crap, makes Belize one of our favorite countries.
However, its beauty comes with a heavier price tag than its neighboring countries. Even experienced budget travelers will spend more money in Belize than anywhere else in Central America, but don’t let that keep you from visiting. With careful planning and our tips below, you can significantly reduce your cost and stay within your budget.