What to Bring

Due to the subtropical latitude, the weather is always warm and very often hot and humid. The climate is determined by the altitude, evenings in the forests of the Mountain Pine Ridge are usually pleasantly cool, while the lowland jungle is always humid. On the Cayes the heat is tempered by near constant ocean breezes. Although Belizehas rainy and dry seasons the sun shines most of the year and rain falls in any month.

  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Long light comfortable pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Socks
  • Fleece or sweater (especially in the winter)
  • Bathing suits
  • Sandals
  • Sturdy shoes for hiking
  • Water shoes (not necessary, but nice to use)
  • Hat
  • Wind breaker or rain slick
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen  high SPF
  • Snorkel gear if you do not intend to rent
  • Insect repellent with high DEET concentration
  • Baby oil for additional protection against sand flies
  • Toiletries -- difficult to get in Hopkins
  • Medicine
  • Camera
  • Film
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Passport valid for 6 months beyond your anticipated date of return
  • Dive Card – if you plan on diving unless you do a course!
  • Insurance cards
  • Credit cards
  • Cash(the closest ATM is in Dangriga Hopkins does not have one)
  • Small Backpack for hiking
  • A fun, positive attitude that’s ready to experience new things!

*The Belize Dollar (BZ$) has a fixed rate of exchange of $2BZ to $1US. Most hotels, resorts, restaurants, and tour operators will accept U.S. currency. When using your credit cards in Belize, most establishments will add a service charge to your bill.