About Belize

Belize is a fantastic country, and well worth visiting. Belize is in Central America, and harbors the region’s last unspoiled marine and rainforest environments, and offers some of the most exciting adventure travel anywhere. Belize is also inexpensive to get to and easy to travel in. English is the official language, and US dollars are accepted throughout the country. There are enough incredible places to explore to keep you coming back for years to come.

Traveling in Central America can be a wonderful, relaxing experience. The pace of life is much slower in Belize, compared to what most guests are used to back home, so it is best to think of it as “I’ll be there in five minutes” when referring to Belize time. Not only is it a fascinating place to visit, but it is also easy and inexpensive to get to, and it is a great winter destination as it enjoys a warm winter climate. The population (about 380,000) is about the same as Tampa, Florida, and the country itself is about the size of New Hampshire. The society is multicultural, consisting of African-European Creoles, Spanish-Indian Mestizos, African-Indian Garinagus, Mayan Indians, and a few Europeans, North Americans, and Asians. Belizeans are, for the most part, genuinely friendly people, who lead a laid-back Caribbean lifestyle.

About Spanish Lookout

Spanish Lookout is in the middle of cleared expanses of jungle. Although it’s in Central America, it looks like a rural agricultural town in the American Midwest. As you enter, the jungle gives way to neat farms, grain silos, orchards, manicured lawns, and two-story farm houses set back from the road. Sheep and cattle graze on the farmland alongside modern stores and more.

It feels like stepping back in time. Spanish Lookout is a Mennonite village. Like the Amish, the Mennonites use old-fashioned farming techniques and wear traditional clothing. However, the Mennonites in Spanish Lookout are considered progressive. Although you may see very few horse-drawn carriages, many of them drive trucks and tractors. The Mennonites speak German among themselves, but Spanish and English with others.

Some websites that feature more information about Belize.

  1. Belizean Dreams Resort – Hopkins
  2. Chabil Mar – Placencia
  3. Villa Verano – Hopkins
  4. PUR Boutique Cabanas – San Pedro
  5. Pelican Reef Villas Resort – San Pedro

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