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  • Belmopan
  • After its original capital, Belize City , was ravaged by a hurricane in 1961, a new capital, Belmopan , was built inland, about 50 miles (80 km) west of Belize City, which remains the country's commercial and cultural centre as well as its most populous city. (britannica.com)
  • Maya
  • Maya Mountains Maya Mountains, southern Belize. (britannica.com)
  • Tourism in Belize is primarily natural- and cultural-resource based, with visitors focusing on the caves, coastal communities and coral reef (particularly for its scenic beauty, snorkeling, diving and sport fishing), inland protected areas and Maya sites. (iucn.org)
  • It's Royal Patron is England's Prince Harry , who visited Belize earlier this year, staying at Chaa Creek while exploring the nearby Maya Temple of Xunantunich and officially launching a Chaa Creek-built racing canoe named for his grandmother's, Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee. (prweb.com)
  • Northern Belize is home to one of our largest Maya sites. (travelbelize.org)
  • The New River-an ancient Maya waterway-showcases the wildlife and beautiful scenery of Northern Belize. (travelbelize.org)
  • The mainland component of the course explored the history of the Maya and the long-lasting influence of the Maya on Belize culture today. (ccsu.edu)
  • Belize's
  • Since the 1970s, migration has shifted Belize's ethnic composition from a predominantly Creole (mixed African and British descent) population to one in which mestizos (in Belize, people of mixed Mayan and Spanish ancestry) make up half of the total inhabitants. (britannica.com)
  • They were selected from competitors in ten different sports and managed by the Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association working with Belize's national governing bodies and the Belize National Sports Council Association. (prweb.com)
  • Mr Waight said Team Belize's actions and participation in the 2012 Olympic Games is another indication that Belize is coming of age. (prweb.com)
  • The Belize Hotel Association (BHA) is a non-profit, non-government organization and Belize's oldest private sector tourism organization. (travelbelize.org)
  • Belizean
  • If you're crossing into Belize from Mexico by land, visas can be obtained from the Belizean Consulate in Chetumal, just north of the international crossing. (noonsite.com)
  • Pedro
  • It is believed several credit card fraud rings are currently active in Belize, particularly in San Pedro. (state.gov)
  • Those arriving at any other port-of-entry can handle all necessary procedures with the Belize Port Authority through Immigration at San Pedro which is located on Barrier Reef Drive, 1 block north of Central Park (directly across from the Tropic Air Terminal and above ScotiaBank). (noonsite.com)
  • polio
  • A valid International Vaccination Certificate with proof of Polio vaccination is required from all travellers arriving from Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, including residents of Belize travelling to countries where Polio cases have been confirmed. (iamat.org)
  • Mayan
  • But there is a different Belize that we - my wife and I and our 7- and 9-year-old children, Harriet and Penn - set out to find: its lush interior, thick with rain forests, Mayan ruins, tiny villages, intense wildlife and (most happily, for the kids) intricate cave systems that can be explored by floating on inner tubes, while dodging bats. (nytimes.com)
  • Caribbean
  • If Huxley were around to be a consumer of American pop culture, however, he'd find that Belize - or at least the strip of it that runs along the Caribbean Sea - has been discovered. (nytimes.com)
  • Extending for more than 180 miles (290 km) along the Caribbean coast of Belize, it maintains an offshore distance ranging from about 1,000 feet (300 m) in the north to 25 miles (40 km) in the south, except at Rocky Point, where it meets the shoreline. (britannica.com)
  • FLAG
  • The national flag consists of the Belize coat of arms on a white disk centered in a blue rectangular field with a narrow red stripe at the top and the bottom. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Tourism
  • The forested mountains provide clean water for the majority of communities in Belize, and the natural resources support the tourism industry, the primary foreign exchange earner. (iucn.org)
  • The Government of Belize is limited financially, and does not prioritise investment in the NPAS, despite this being the foundation for its tourism industry. (iucn.org)
  • Best kept secrets Belize has striven to develop its Eco-tourism market. (google.com)
  • The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has verified the accuracy of these listings and certifies that all information is true and correct. (travelbelize.org)
  • The Belize Tourism Industry Association BTIA is an umbrella organization for the tourism industry's private sector. (travelbelize.org)
  • people
  • Belize, the people of Belize, he himself and the border patrol he runs are all afraid that his infected neighbors bring them gangs. (univision.com)
  • Most people in Belize do not have heating or cooling due to the tropical weather and comfortable breezes. (google.com)
  • Mr Waight said that people can post messages of support on the Belize Travel Blog and that they will be forwarded to the team throughout the Olympics. (prweb.com)
  • Prince Harry and the Royal family have a long and deep history with the people of Belize, and I think it's great that Team Belize is supporting his charity and needy children in the UK," Mr Waight said. (prweb.com)
  • We met some joyful, bright, and kind people in Belize who seemed to have very little compared to our society's standards, yet they treated us like family. (ccsu.edu)
  • bought
  • The importation of fruit or vegetables is prohibited and all fresh produce (wherever is was bought, including Belize) will be confiscated on arrival. (noonsite.com)
  • Bought sight unseen by a California doctor in 1972, the site of El Pescador enjoys some covetable sandy shores on Ambergris Caye, off the coast of Belize. (travelandleisure.com)
  • Countries
  • Belize is one of only a dozen countries that have met Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) to conserve 17% of its terrestrial and 10% of its marine areas. (iucn.org)
  • The size, scale and diversity of protected areas in Belize provide an informative case study of system management and governance that can offer a model for countries with expanding systems. (iucn.org)
  • Country
  • We may be a small country, but we have a big heart when it comes to looking after each other and I'm sure all of us are wishing the 2012 Olympic Team Belize all the best," he said. (prweb.com)
  • offshore
  • Line of waves breaking against the extensive Belize Barrier Reef within view of a forested offshore cay. (britannica.com)
  • Line of waves breaking against the extensive Belize Barrier Reef within view of a forested offshore … Dennis J. Cipnic/Photo Researchers The tropical climate of the reef-with average temperatures ranging from 61 °F (16 °C) in the winter to 88 °F (31 °C) in the summer-and its extraordinary fauna have made it a popular site for tourists. (britannica.com)
  • site
  • CCSU Students enrolled in Professor Jerry Jarrett's "Field Studies in Biology" course this winter explored the Belize Barrier Reef - the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (ccsu.edu)
  • river
  • It is where the Belize police took us to question us after stopping us for taking photos on the banks of the Mopan River. (univision.com)
  • We have a visa, we're legal in Belize, and that side of the river is from Belize, so we think it's legal to walk around. (univision.com)
  • The name Belize is traditionally believed to have been derived from the Spanish pronunciation of the last name of Peter Wallace, a Scottish buccaneer who may have begun a settlement at the mouth of the Belize River about 1638. (britannica.com)
  • Belize River Belize River, Belize. (britannica.com)
  • website
  • The local provider is Belize Electricity Limited and their website has all of their various rates for different categories (the more you use the higher the rate). (google.com)
  • life
  • Belize truly was a life-changing trip. (ccsu.edu)
  • Most of the Mennonites, however, are making permanent commitments to life in Belize and are generally tolerant of conditions. (gameo.org)
  • Government
  • Government of Belize Must Address Lack of Legal Rights for Informal Relationships, Women's Anti-Discrimination Committee Told" (Press release). (wikipedia.org)
  • hours
  • If you enter Belize by land, you will be charged different fees depending on if you are staying for less than or more than 24 hours. (state.gov)
  • Arrival The estimated time of arrival (E.T.A) must be received by the Belize Port Authority no later than 48 hours in advance. (noonsite.com)
  • Orange Walk
  • Northern Belize bucket-list sites, such as: Lamanai in Orange Walk District and Cerros in Corozal District. (travelbelize.org)
  • and Orange Walk (60 miles north of Belize) on scattered individual family farms who expect to settle on a 17,000-acre tract at Shipyard , nine miles south of Orange Walk. (gameo.org)
  • think
  • After returning from Belize, I began to downsize my material possessions and think more simply. (ccsu.edu)
  • foreign
  • We are unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Belize. (state.gov)
  • different
  • Belize is afraid that these Central Americans carry the virus of madness and fear that sparks different chain reactions: an avalanche of bureaucracy, a mayor who electrocutes suspected gang members, or Salvadorans ranting against Salvadorans because they are too Salvadoran. (univision.com)
  • local
  • Colin Dyer, Chief Executive of WellChild said, "This is a wonderful unique gesture from the Belize Olympic Team and it is fantastic that they want to adopt us… giving something back to a UK charity and a local Belize charity is a great way of involving us in the London games. (prweb.com)
  • south
  • Tap water is potable in some towns and resort areas but tap water in the cayes or in the south of Belize is not recommended for drinking. (noonsite.com)
  • high
  • Belize is rated high for crime and has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world. (state.gov)