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Caribbean cayes and coast: Fact file


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Getting local money

Belizean dollar. Notes can be obtained from money exchanges and from banks (Ambergris and Caye Caulker have them) which will supply advances on a debit or credit card. There are ATMs in Belize City where you can use a UK credit or debit card. You may have to get authorisation from your bank first, and withdrawal amounts may be limited. Time difference:  GMT -6 hrs.  

When to go

The best weather conditions are during the dry season Dec-May, when temperatures hover around 30°C. There’s a risk of tropical storms or hurricanes June-Nov. The busiest time for tourists is Dec-Mar.

Language

English

Getting there

The cayes, and the southern resorts such as Placencia, are accessible by light aircraft and boat from Belize City.

Key events

Belize chocolate festival: Toledo in southern Belize, 3 days in May annually.

Belize Carnival: (Feb/Mar). Lively celebrations especially in San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye.

Costa Maya Festival: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, early Aug. A five day festival with music, dance, cuisine, and other cultural celebrations from the Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

Lobster season:  Lobster season starts Jun-Jul, with lobster on offer in all its forms, with drinking and partying.

Belize Independence Day: throughout the country, 21 Sep.  Parades, processions and parties.

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