Travelling to Belize can be a real adventure due to it not being on the main tourism map and lacking all of the normal tourist trappings seen around the world. It is a country of rugged coastlines, secluded beaches and rainforest but when travelling there you should still follow a number of tips that can be applied to most countries.
- The first tip on travelling to Belize is to be prepared with where you are visiting. You should spend time researching and doing your homework on places you would like to visit and have an idea about how you shall get there. Due to the terrain it can be very difficult to reach some parts of Belize with many places only having a single road leading to it. As things cut through the rainforest and with it being a tropical area you should be aware of the possibility of this single road being cut off at different times due to the weather. You should also therefore consider the time of year you are likely to travel and avoid the rainy season so you can have less chance of running into difficulties.
- With the country being covered in rainforest, you should also take into consideration the possibility of mosquitoes and other insects that can try to interrupt your vacation. Taking relevant mosquito repellent is certainly a good start but if you are going to some of the more inaccessible places a good tip is to have some first aid equipment with you. This should consist of things to treat cuts, some antiseptic cream and items that can be used to treat simple stings or bites by insects. If you know you suffer from severe allergies to bites then this part is especially important.
- While there are some places that offer luxury in your trip to Belize there is more choice and variety for those who prefer to rough it along a bit. But roughing it along does not mean you should just take your chances when you get there but instead you should look into accommodation and where possible get recommendations from previous travelers before you book. As with most countries there are some bad areas in cities no matter the size so this research can prevent you from spending a night in an area where it is best to avoid as a tourist.
- You should also be aware of potential diseases you could pick up travelling in Belize and have the relevant inoculations before you travel. This kind of advice can be found on medical websites and should not be ignored. It is also common sense to ensure you have travel insurance before leaving on the off chance something goes wrong.
This is intended as just to give you a few basic, common sense tips on travelling to Belize. It is a country which can provide you with numerous wonderful memories. However these memories can be tarnished if you do not take time in looking into things before you travel. It is worth spending a day before you go to avoid having bad memories for years.