A: Belize is an independent country since 1981, Belize covers 8,867 square miles - about the size of New Hampshire - with a population of 311,480 mostly Mestizo (Spanish-Indian), Creole (African-European), Maya, Garifuna (Caribs), and European residents. Neighbors include Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Topography ranges from sea level up to mountains as high as 3,688 feet. Three offshore atolls and the Belize Barrier Reef - largest in the Western Hemisphere - Contain hundreds of cayes.
Q:Do you need a visa to enter the country, and are there departure taxes?
A:Adults and children require passports valid beyond their stays. Visitors from the US, UK and most Caribbean countries do not require visas for stays up to a month. Foreigners leaving by the airport pay $39.25 in US currency for passenger service, airport development, conservation and security.
Q:What if I do not speak English, does CTT offer tours in other languages?
A:CTT offers its tours in different languages, English, Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese and Spanish.
Q:Why does the cruise ships dock so far out?
A: The waters are very shallow because of the reef system that hugs the entire shore line of Belize.
Q:Where do we leave our stuff while on the tour activity ?
A:Your personal belongings can be safely left inside of the tour vehicles. The tour vehicles are locked and also the parking lot has security surveillance.
Q:Are there crocodiles in the river where the cave tubing is done?
A:There are no crocodiles, so no need to worry because you will onlu find LOGADILES!!!
Other Facts to know when visiting Belize.
The Belize dollar - pegged at BZ$2 to US$1 - circulates interchangeably with the US dollar at most restaurants, hotels and shops, which usually take credit cards as well.
The main language of Belize is English. We are the only english speaking country in Central America.
In time zone GTM - 6 - same as US central standard - daylight saving is not observed.
Bottled drinking water is sold everywhere, although tap water is potable in most areas.
The tropical climate averages 80F, with winters down to 60F and dry summers up to 95F with brief refreshing showers. Wear light clothing except in the jungle, where long sleeves and pants offer protection. Pack a sweater for winter evenings in the mountains.