Belize Geography, History, and Culture

Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the rainforest on the eastern coast of Central America, Belize is the home of a small and diverse nation.

The country, formerly known as British Honduras, was the United Kingdom’s last colony on the American mainland and still maintains strong ties with Britain. Tourism and ecotourism are major sources of foreign currency. Belize’s attractions include wildlife, Mayan ruins and one of the longest barrier reefs in the world. It also has the largest cave system in Central America.

The Belizean diet is both modern and traditional. Breakfast typically consists of bread, flour tortillas, or fry jacks that are often homemade. Fry jacks are eaten with various cheeses, “fry” beans, various forms of eggs or cereal, along with powdered milk, coffee, or tea.

2021
April 2Good Friday
April 3Holy Saturday
April 5Easter Monday
May 1Labor Day / May Day
May 24Commonwealth Day
September 10St. George’s Caye Day
September 21Independence Day
October 11Pan American Day
November 19Garifuna Settlement Day
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Boxing Day
December 28Day off for Boxing Day
  • Limited Liability
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: N/A
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 25%
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 12.5%
  • Heritage Bank Limited (Local Bank)
  • National Bank of Belize Limited (Local Bank)
  • Atlantic Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Belize Bank (Commercial Bank)
  • Central Bank of Belize (Commercial Bank)
  • FirstCaribbean International Bank Ltd. (Commercial Bank)
  • Holy Redeemer Credit Union (Commercial Bank)
  • Scotiabank Belize (Commercial Bank)
  • Caye International Bank Ltd. (Foreign Bank)
  • Atlantic International Bank Limited (Foreign Bank)
  • Belize Bank International Limited (Foreign Bank)
  • Choice Bank Limited (Foreign Bank)
  • Heritage International Bank & Trust Limited (Foreign Bank)

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