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Food & Drinks in Belize

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Food in Belize

  • The main meal, which can be found almost everywhere, consists of red beans, clean rice and chicken.
  • Most chicken in the country is prepared and served with the bone.
  • Rice and beans is a mixed dish with some spices and usually coconut milk added to make it a sweet and spicy staple of the Belizean diet. Rice and beans is boiled white rice with steamed pinto beans.
  • Citrus orchards are plentiful, so fresh oranges and grapefruits are in abundance. Pineapples, papayas, bananas and plantains are also grown and sold in the roadside markets.
  • A famous hot sauce in Belize is Marie Sharp, made from the very potent local habanero pepper. It comes in different flavours (mild, hot, extremely hot).
  • The strange-looking salsa on your table is actually ceviche. Ceviche – also called cebiche or seviche – is a seafood dish marinated in citrus fruits. Belizeans use raw mussels and fresh vegetables.
  • Papusas are maize pancakes with different fillings sold at stalls in the streets of San Pedro city. This is the cheapest option if you want to eat on a budget.

Food in San Pedro can be expensive if you eat in the tourist restaurants; however, if you find the local places, meals can be very cheap and very tasty.

Drinks in Belize

Belikin is the national beer and comes in four varieties: Premium, Beer, Stout and Lighthouse Lager. Guinness Stout is also available in Belize, but is also brewed by Belikin Brewing Co. All of these beers are sold in returnable bottles, so be aware of the deposit if you take your drinks to go.

One Barrel Rum is the locally distilled molasses-flavoured rum. Traveller’s Liquors distillery is located on the Northern Highway, about 6 miles from Belize City, and has a gift shop and hospitality bar. You can buy rum in a variety of colours and sizes, up to a 70-gallon barrel.

Both are available throughout the country. But if you also like wine, there is cashew wine (very popular in Belize), ginger wine, sorrel wine and blackberry wine.

How To Travel To Belize

By airPhilip S. W. Goldson International Airport (IATA: BZE) is located in Ladyville, northwest of Belize City (about a 30-minute drive). It receives direct international flights from Atlanta, Charlotte, Newark, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Flores, San Salvador, Roatan and San Pedro Sula.By carFrom Mexico via Chetumal, or on a much...

How To Travel Around Belize

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Destinations in Belize

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Weather & Climate in Belize

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Traditions & Customs in Belize

Belizeans are some of the most relaxed people in the world, especially if you venture inland, away from the tourist islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. The pace of life is generally slower in Belize, so it is advisable to start any social interaction, even if you are...

Money & Shopping in Belize

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Things To Do in Belize

Tyrolean crossingFly over the Belizean rainforest on a zip-line tour. These tours usually start with a short hike to the first base, where an instruction on the safe use of the equipment takes place.Prices range from $65 to $100 and the tours are organised by two companies, Jaguar Paw...

Festivals & Holidays in Belize

DateDayCompliance1 JanuaryNew Year's Day9 MarchBaron Bliss Day (oder National Heroes and Benefactors Day)MondayBaron Bliss DayFridayGood FridaySaturdayHoly SaturdaySundayEasterMondayEaster Monday1 MayLabour DayMondayLabour Day24 MayCommonwealth Day (or Sovereign's Day)MondayCommonwealth Day10 SeptemberSaint George's Caye Day (or National Day)21 SeptemberIndependence DayMondayIndependence DayMondayDay of the Americas12 OctoberAmerica Day (or Columbus Day)November 19Garifuna Settlement Day25 DecemberChristmas...

Language & Phrasebook in Belize

As a former British colony, the official language of Belize is Standard English with British spelling rules, which distinguishes Belize from its Spanish-speaking neighbours.Spanish, Garifuna (Carib) and the Mayan languages/dialects Kekchi, Mopan and Yucatec are spoken in different parts of the country. In the north and west of the...

Internet & Communications in Belize

Phone boxes are the most common public telephones and accept pre-purchased phone cards.Internet cafés exist in larger tourist areas, but are not common in rural areas.Previously, the government did not allow Skype and forced tourists to use their own public phone company to call out of the country. In...

Culture Of Belize

In Belizean folklore there are the legends of Lang Bobi Suzi, La Llorona, La Sucia, Luguchu Ellis, Tata Duende, Chatona, X'tabai, Anansi, and the Cadejo.Most holidays in Belize are traditional Commonwealth and Christian holidays, although some are specific to Belizean culture, such as Garifuna Settlement Day and Baron Bliss...

History Of Belize

Like the neighbouring regions of Guatemala and Mexico, this area was inhabited for thousands of years by the Mayan people. They are still here, an important part of the people and culture of Belize. Although the Spanish Empire claimed the area in the 16th century, the Spanish made little...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Belize

Stay Safe in BelizeBelize City is the most dangerous area in Belize, although it is very easy to be safe. Stay in the tourist area that stretches north of the marina to the southern extension east of the main channel. There are many khaki tourist police officers patrolling the...



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