Travel Facts

City Codes
BZE: Belize City (international airport)
TZA: Belize City (domestic airport)
SPR: San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Entry requirements: Valid U.S. passport.
Taxes/Surcharges: International departure tax: $10.
Hotel taxes and service charge: 5%.
Tipping: Usually not included on a restaurant bill; normally 10 to 15% additional.
Currency: Belize Dollar. Exchange is widely available in hotels, banks and businesses. Banking hours: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Shopping: Handicrafts include woodcarvings and straw objects. Albert and Queen Streets in Belize City offer wide selection. Also popular is the downtown National Handicraft Center on Fort Street.
Food and Drink: Excellent seafood featuring lobster tops most menus. Local dishes include meals of rice, beans and tamales (cornmeal with fish wrapped and baked in leaves). A local country favorite is Cow Foot Soup. The national drink is rum, which is good, as is the locally brewed Beliken Beer.

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