Belize is a relatively small country- about the size of Massachusetts, USA with a total population of approximately 321,115. To the North Belize is bordered by Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west and south by Guatemala.
Belize enjoys a pleasant subtropical climate. Belize enters its rainy season at the end of June, and anywhere from light rain showers to heavy storms can be expected through the middle of February. The country’s landscape is so diverse that in one day it is possible to go from tropical rain forest, to ancient Maya Ruins, to the longest barrier reef (185 miles) in the western hemisphere.
The Belizean people live a casual lifestyle. The culture is a combination of Maya, Creole, British, Spanish, Garifuna, and Mennonite, and many Belizean people are of mixed heritage. The influences of all these cultures are what make Belize a unique, diverse and harmonious country.