Best Belize Car Hire Companies
Belize, nestled between Guatemala to the west and south, Venezuela to the south and the Caribbean Sea to the east is the only Central American country that does not enjoy a coastline on the Pacific. It is also the only country in the region that uses English as the official language. Formerly a colony of British Honduras, this tiny country gained its independence in 1981.
Culturally, Belize is similar to the other former British ?island? colonies, the West Indies, and its population is mostly Creole or Afro-Caribbean, with the native Maya tribes occupying most of the interior in the north and northwest. Belmopan, some Sixt y-odd kilometers from the coast is the country?s capital city, but Belize City on the Caribbean coast is the largest city and commercial hub.
Being a small country, travel between any two destinations is usually quick and easy. Formerly a hotbed for tropical plantation, agriculture for sugar, bananas and oranges this small country now gets by mainly from the tourism industry, and as such the infrastructure for travel, hospitality and game conservation is beginning to benefit from foreign and local investment planning.
Among the big tourist attractions in Belize, sport fishing is probably the biggest. Others are scuba diving and snorkeling and cave exploration. Sightseeing attractions include the Ambergris Caye (or island), the largest of many cayes in the north, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve for marine life and coral, the Boca Del Rio Park for swimming, picnicking etc, and if you want to see the sharks there is the Shark Ray Alley. Or you could attend any of a number of festivals and carnivals that are famous in Belize, especially the one in the town of San Pedro.
Several travel options exist for the tourist wanting to get around, including by bus, plane or water taxi, but the most convenient travel option will be by car hire. Several car-hire companies operate out of the two airports that serve Belize City, i.e., Belize City Airport and Philip Goldson International. But you are likely to get off to a better start if you use the service offered by www.tripindicator.com. The roads are bumpy and a four-wheel-drive SUV may be your best bet for getting around Belize.
Belize is a great holiday location. The weather is fantastic and the people some of the most relaxed and easy-going in the world. But the tourist heading for this sunny paradise needs to keep a few facts in mind. Belize has become a hub of drug trafficking and the crime rate is currently high. Also some diseases like malaria are endemic to this part of the world and you need to take some preventive drugs and measures. Otherwise the paradise awaits!