Yes, you have the option to pre-book airport transfers (arrival only) and secondly the option to pre-book pre and post tour nights.These extra services should be added to your booking.
UK citizens do not need a visa for Belize, but these things can change. So please click here and check out the current situation. You can also check on that website if a visa is required for any other nationalities. Make sure you find out whether or not you need a visa at least a month before departure so you do not run out of time.
If you need a visa, please contact your nearest Belize embassy (unless you use a visa service). Shoestring does not organise your visa. You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel. You can also obtain the visa through a specialised visa agency such as www.travcour.com.
Please click here for questions regarding vaccinations or malaria tablets for this country. You will need to contact your local GP or a specialized health clinic and make an appointment to get your injections and pills. Please make sure that you do this at least six weeks before you travel to give you time to complete the full course of injections. You are responsible for having the right vaccinations and antimalarials for your tour.
The international dialling code for Belize is +501. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (eg. 0044 for the United Kingdom). The area code for Belize City is (0)2. International Direct Dialling is available. Mobile telephone coverage is available throughout most of the country with the Belize Telemedia Ltd GSM 1900 network, and mobile phone rental is available. There are two Internet service providers in Belize, with Internet cafes in urban centres and tourist areas. The postal service is reliable.
If you book alone you will share your room with a fellow traveller (same sex where possible) unless you have booked a single room.
Please check the world clock in order to find out the exact time difference between Belize and your home country.
Most public holidays in Belize are Christian celebrations. Belize has its own holidays, such as Baron Bliss Day on March 9. This day commemorates a British philanthropic nobleman, who fell in love with a Belizean beauty. When he died, he left the Belizean people a vast fortune. Belize National Day (September 10) commemorates the Battle of St. George's Caye; its festivities last until Independence Day on September 21. Columbus Day (October 12) and Garífuna Settlement Day (November 19) are also celebrated.
Please click here to check the voltage and plugs used in this country. You may wish to consider taking a universal electric adaptor.
The best time to visit Belize is during the dry season, December to April. Temperatures are cooler and there is little rainfall. Between June and December it is hotter and more humid.
If you want to take a travel guide or map, we suggest you click on Lonely Planet.