The Belize dollar is fixed to the value of the US dollar at $2BZD to $1USD. It is easy enough to get USD changed to BZD, but it is unnecessary as USD is accepted everywhere. In fact, it can even give you an edge for larger payments.
Belize is a birders paradise. Over 12 species of parrots call Belize home including various Macaws, Amazons, and a variety of Parakeets. I have been rescuing parrots and other birds and providing education about our avian friends for over 10 years and a trip to the Lodge at Chaa Creek would fulfill a lifelong dream of observing these magnificent sentient creatures in their natural habitat.
We wish everyone Love, Joy, Peace, Abundance and Happiness not only during this special time but also far into the future. Happy Holidays!
Belize will be featured on the Buccaneers and Bones TV series on the Outdoor Channel in January featuring anglers such as Tom Brokaw from NBC, and actor Michael Keaton and other celebrities.
Belize is abundant with seafood. Fresh fish, lobster (when in season), shrimp, and conch are widely available, especially in the beach destinations. Ceviche is a must – a cold marinade of fish, conch, and/or shrimp “cooked” in lime juice and seasoned, served with local tortilla chips. Conch fritters are also commonplace…. and deliciously moreish. Rice and beans is a big staple, often cooked in coconut milk and served with stew chicken, stew pork or stew beef. These Creole recipes are rich stews that get their color from a broad mix of spices, as well as red recado, which is made from annatto seed.