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Department of Tourism website: travelbelize.org
Image: Courtesy of Belize Department of Tourism, Dave Humphreys photographer

Belize – Adventure Lovers Look No More…

Belize is a treasure chest of history - think Mayan temples, reef and rainforest.  Boasting the largest barrier reefs in the northern hemisphere, Belize offers a spectrum of exciting and breathtaking options for couples considering a wedding in Central America.

Beach locations are plentiful, or for a more exotic feel choose a jungle setting, complete with lush foliage, exotic flora and sounds of waterfalls. It is tradition to release blue morpho butterflies – the iridescent butterfly native to the rainforest as part of your wedding ceremony.

 Quick Facts

  • Language:       English
  • Passport:        Yes
  • Currency:        Belize $
  • Time Zone:        GMT-6, which is the same as United States Central Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is not observed in Belize.
  • Airport:           Belize International Airport
  • Weather:         Temperatures in Belize range from 50°F to 95°F with an annual mean of 79°F. November to January are the coolest months with a 75°F average and May to September are the warmest at about a 81°F average. The humidity in Belize is quite high.  The mountain areas are cooler than at the coast, with very pleasant average of 72°.  
Marriage Requirements

There is a 3 day residency requirement before you can apply for a marriage license, which must be signed by the Justice of the Peace.The normal approval time is about two weeks.  You must provide a valid passport with date of entry or original birth certificate with raised seal, signed by a notary public, which includes father’s name. If previously married, proof of divorce or death certificate must also be presented.  The marriage ceremony must be witnessed by 2 people.

Articles:  Fall Winter 2007

 

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