Still undiscovered, often mis-located and usually misspelled... this is a fantastic country, and you DON'T want to miss it.
Once governed by England, Belize is situated geographically on the Caribbean coast of Central
America. It is not part of another country. It is located just below Mexico, about 200 miles south
of Cancun. It is both a Central American country and also part of the Caribbean. Belize is the only
English speaking country in Central America; however, Spanish has become the secondary language.
Bordered with three countries: Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, Belize is considered to be multi-
cultural; a country with several ethnic groups. These include the Creole, Spanish, Maya, Garifuna,
East Indians, Chinese, Hindus, Arab and Mennonites or Amish.
Even though Belize has all these different and wonderful cultures, the one that stands out the most
is the Hispanic culture and its community with 50% of the population. The Latin community in Belize
has migrated from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, each bringing to Belize a variety
of traditional food, different accents, and of course a friendly environment.
Latinos are best known for their friendliness, no matter where they are! In Belize, the largest
population of Latinos is found in the northern part of the country and in a beautiful island called San
Pedro. Everyone at the island speaks both Spanish and English; even those who are not Latinos and
residents from other English speaking countries that live there, are influenced to learn the language.
I’m happy to say that my husband and I have spent a lot of time at the island. I must admit, we are
still blown out of the water with the way everyone we met was like one family, having real fun, in a
rustic but real and wonderful town. The people were very polite, they made us feel welcomed and
very much at home.
Belize is a very interesting country that has a lot to offer. It’s amazing to see how “La raza Latina”
takes pride in being a part of such an amazing place that many don’t even know it exists. The
purpose of this article is to make it known that there is a place on the map called Belize; moreover,
to make every proud Latino even more proud to know that we all represent one big family no matter
where in the world we decide to be. I know I am……..a proud Latina! (Born in El Salvador, and raised
in Belize) To read more about Belize, its history and adventures you can click on the following links
Mr & Mrs Cauze in San Pedro