Belize is well-known for its relaxed culture. The people of Belize are all about relaxing and forgetting about time and work. This beautiful place offers great outdoor adventures from hiking to scuba diving and even some historical exploration. Belize has a rich Mayan history and draws a lot of anthropological and history students.
Once you are in Belize, you should follow these simple tips:
1. Be friendly and chill out
Belizean people are very friendly and warm. They like to be acknowledged and they love to strike up conversations and tell stories. They are very conversational and you will hear a lot of interesting and funny stories. Make some friends, be friendly to everyone, avoid conflict, and enjoy the relaxed way of doing things.
2. Watch your belongings and don’t get taken for a ride
You will find many street vendors in Belize. Some of them import handicrafts from Guatemala and sell it for high prices. If it seems too expensive, it probably is. You can negotiate the price or move along and find a vendor that offers a lower price. Despite the relaxed nature of Belize, you should still take care to keep your belongings safe. Don’t be extra flashy and exorbitant.
3. Show respect for nature and natural habitats
If you cannot behave yourself and treat nature with respect, don’t go to Belize. The locals are very serious about treating nature well and not littering, damaging, or abusing any part of what nature offers. Belize has more eco-lodges that any other country in Central America.
4. Leave your scheduling at home
We have mentioned that the people of Belize are relaxed and friendly. This shows in their tour and bus schedules. Don’t expect tours to start on time or buses to arrive on time. Everything happens on island time, including your Belize Honeymoon, and you will do well to just go with it. Getting upset about it will not change anything, it will just spoil your mood.
The best time to go to Belize is from April to August when the tourists are few and the prices are lower. It is beautiful always, but even more so in the rainy months. If you keep these things in mind, you will have a great time in Belize.