Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean basin, Belize is a peaceful, democratic, English speaking country, located just below Mexico on the mainland of Central America and bounded in the east by the Caribbean Sea. A former British colony independent since 1981, Belize is home to a unique combination of over 400,000 people of 10 diverse cultures.
Spectacular natural attractions include the Belize Barrier Reef – the longest in the hemisphere with hundreds of offshore islands; ancient Maya temples; the largest cave system in Central America, over 60% of land in managed protected status and, abundant biodiversity inland and offshore. Combined with a friendly, English speaking population of some 400,000 Belizeans, Belize is an unforgettable vacation choice for tropical adventures and cultural experiences.
With an economy dependent upon its natural resources Belize offers a supportive and enabling environment for private investment in emerging opportunities in the areas of: Renewable Energy; Agribusiness & Agro-Processing; Tourism & Leisure; Offshore Outsourcing (BPO, ITO, KPO Services); Fisheries/Aquaculture; Light Manufacturing and Logistics.
The Belize High Commission is the official diplomatic representative of the Government of Belize
also providing visa, consular services and citizen support.