Approximate Trip Costs
Based on an 8 day/7 night stay | (2014)
By plane The Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (IATA: BZE) (ICAO: MZBZ) is in Ladyville, to the northwest of Belize City where it receives international direct flights from Atlanta, Charlotte, Newark, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Flores, San Salvador, Roatan and San Pedro Sula. We will fly RDU to BZE.
Belize is a relatively healthy country. Bottled water is a must in most areas. And, unless you eat only at tourist restaurants, dysentery may strike at some point; be prepared with over-the- counter medication and prescription antibiotics. The CDC lists parts of Belize as a malaria risk area and recommends the antimalarial drug chloroquine. Other drugs may also be recommended in certain circumstances – consult a qualified professional specialist. Insect/mosquito bites should be prevented with appropriate clothing, repellents and insecticides, and bed nets if sleeping in non-air-con/unscreened rooms. The sun, as anywhere else in the tropics, is very intense. A hat, high-SPF sunscreen, and sunglasses should do you fine. Many places in Belize are very hot and humid, and dehydration is a risk. An expat suggests to drink as much water as you want, and then drink that much again. The adult HIV/AIDS prevalence rate is currently at 2.5% or 1 per 40 adults. Find more information at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/belize
Belizeans are some of the most socially 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’s good practice to begin any social interaction, even to ask a quick question, with eye contact and a genuinely pleasant greeting. Most rural Belizeans enjoy casual conversation and you could easily find yourself chatting it up for a few hours. Hey, it’s part of the charm! The Maya communities can be a little more reserved at times. As always, a little respect and politeness will carry you through.
As a former British colony the official language of Belize is English, which makes it stand out from its Spanish speaking neighbors. Spanish, Maya, Garifuna (Carib), and Belizean Creole are widely spoken in various parts of the country. Many Belizeans speak a mix of Creole and English among friends, and full English to foreigners. The strong Caribbean accent may take some getting used to.
- Calla Creek School, Calla Creek Village, Cayo District- Refurbishing/Tech Support [image]
- Hidden Paradise School, Duck Run 3 Village, Cayo District – Refurbishing/Tech Support [image]
- La Gracia School, La Gracia Village, Cayo District – Refurbishing/Tech Support [image]
- Buena Vista School, Buena Vista Village, Cayo District – Refurbishing/Tech Support [image]
- Iguana Creek School, Selena Village, Cayo District – Refurbishment [image]
- Volunteer Medical Clinics, Cayo District [image]
- Health Care Aid, Cayo District- Medical Clinic Support [image]
- Personal Development for Teachers, Cayo District [image]
- Scholarship Program, Cayo District [image]
- ASB Belize, Cayo District [image]