From the moment you arrive in Belize – whether you are an adventure traveler, part of a family trip or in the country for a relaxing beach vacation – Belizean people and culture make you feel as welcome and comfortable, like nowhere you’ve ever visited.
You may or may not know that Belize is referred to as a “Melting Pot.” The definition of the term used in this context relates to the many cultures & people inhabiting the tiny Central American country, with a population of an estimated 351,115 citizens.
With such a diverse population, it is inevitable to meet and greet some very unique faces in this little paradise that was once a British colony.
The major ethnic groups that can be found in Belize are Maya, Creole, Garifuna, Mestizo, East Indian, Chinese, Arab, and Mennonites. We are truly a melting pot of colorful personalities!
There also are a number of expatriates in Belize from Canada, Europe and the United States – and many of them retire here. A blending of cultures has resulted in one of the happiest and most peaceful countries in the region and a widespread reputation as one of the world’s friendliest population.
And if you’re surprised by all the smiling faces…don’t be! Belize was listed as one of the top 10 happiest countries in the world!