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which is the large barrier island and there is also Caye Caulker which is the smaller
barrier island. Both of them are located in the north.
Cayo is the central region of Belize; while Toledo is the southern coastal or inland
region. Belize district is the home of the largest city which has Stann Creek on the south
and off it is Placencia, a long island-like peninsula. Northern Belize has the coastal
district of Corozal and the inland district of Orange walk. All areas provide what you
need to enjoy Belize life.
The currency of Belize is called Belizean Dollar (BZD) and is approximately worth a half
of US Dollar, depending on the inflation. It comes in denominations of 2 dollars, 5 dollars,
10 dollars, 20 dollars, 50 dollars, and 100 dollars. One Belizean dollar is coins and a 25
centavo coin is called a shilling.
The laid back atmosphere of Belize life actually comes from a unique blend of
nationalities. They have influences from races of Maya, Kriol, Spain, India, Chinese,
Lebanon, and even Mennonites who are originally of German descent. The official
language is English but there are also a lot of natives who can speak Spanish, Mayan,
Garifuna (Carib) and Creole.
Belize enjoys a nice tropical weather. It rains a lot during the months of May to
November, while dry season is on February to May. From June to November, a number
of hurricanes visit the country and be prepared for a bit of coastal flooding, especially in
Spirituality in Belize life is diverse in a way that it will suit many nationalities. Majority of
the citizens are Catholics while a fourth of the population are Protestant (Pentecostal,
Anglican, Seventh - day Adventist, Mennonite, Methodist, and Jehovah’s Witnesses).
Other religions present are Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam.
If you are curious about the culture of some Central American
countries, then you must also be wondering about Belize life. And it
is easy to know why. To lead a genuine Belize life, you must know all
the bit and pieces of information about daily life in the country. As
they say, Belize does wonders in calming your nerves and easing
your blood pressure!
First off, it is important to know the major
towns of the country. The capital city is
Belmopan but their largest city is Belize
City. Other cities have interesting names
like Crooked Tree, Orange Walk, and Big
Creek. There is also the metropolis of
Corozal, Dangriga, Placencia, Punta
Gorda, San Ignacio which is also known
as Cayo to Belizean, and San Pedro
which is located on Ambergris Caye.
To get a good idea of Belize’s
geography, take note that there are
approximately 8 chief regions in the
country. There is Ambergris Caye