Belize – Q&A with Destination Specialist Joanna
We are always looking for ways to inform you about the most exciting destinations from around the world. We recently sat down with Destination Specialist Joanna Evans and spoke to her about Belize. She talks about the best times to visit, the best sights and other interesting info!
Q: Can you tell us some of your favorite places to visit in Belize?
A: Some of the most exciting places to visit in Belize are Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves, Tikal, Xunantunich, the Barrier Reef, Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, and Jaguar Paw Caving & Zip Lining.
Q: When is the best time of year to visit?
A: If you would prefer to go during dry weather, its best to go from November-May. If you are looking for less crowds and more value for money go from June-November.
Q: What is Belize best known for?
A: Natural Attractions & People! Over 40% of the land is set aside as nature reserves and the country offers a range of adventure and sight-seeing opportunities hosted by some of the friendliest, most passionate people you’ll meet.
Q: What is the cuisine of Belize like?
A: Varied- depending on the part of the country and the cultural group. On the coast there’s tons of seafood and coconut-based soups and meals, wherever there’s a large group of Maya and Mestizo, you’ll find corn-based meals (tamales, panades, salbutes, etc.), the Creole staples are rice and beans, stewed chicken and plantains.
Q: Are there any indigenous people in Belize?
A: Yes, the Maya & the Garifuna.
Q: Can you tell us about the plants and wildlife?
A: There are tons of special wildlife species in Belize. There are 5 species of wild cats, monkeys, an enormous amount of bird species, foxes, large lizards, iguanas and so much more! There are also many special plants in Belize. Rainforests and jungles have been known to provide a vast amount of edible and health-related plants. There are species of orchids, cohune and Xate trees.