Belize Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting Belize are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Belize.

U.S. Embassy Belmopan
Floral Park Road
Belmopan, Cayo, Belize
Phone: (501) 822-4011
Fax: (501) 822-4012

U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call (501) 822-4011 x4201
Outside of Office Hours, contact: (501) 610-5030
Outside of Belize: 822-4011


Belize weather is characterized by two seasons: a rainy and a dry season. Most of the rainfall in Belize occurs during June to November - the rainy season. The transition from dry to the rainy season is very sharp. Belize annual rainfall ranges from 60 inches in the north to 160 inches in the south. The onset of the rainy season begins in the early May in Toledo, (where the Belize annual rainfall is highest) progressing north to the Stann Creek, Belize, Cayo and Orange Walk District in late May, followed by Corozal District in early June. The mean temperature varies from 81°F/ 27°C along the coast to 69°F/21°C in the hills. The coldest month is January while the highest temperatures are experienced during the month of May

Calling Internationally:

To call Belize from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Belize’s country code, 501; and then the city code, then dial the actual phone number.


Electricity in Belize is 110 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Belize with a device that does not accept 110 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Belize generally accept a flat blade plug or two parallel flat pins with ground pin. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

Travel Insurance for Belize Trips:

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