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Below is a sample packing list for a 7-10 day visit which you can adjust accordingly for how long you will be in Belize.

Pack according to:
  • Mobile or stationary - traveling a lot or staying in one place
  • Mode of transportation - bus, flights, biking, etc.
  • Activities while in country - camping, diving, fishing, etc.

Bear in mind rolling suitcases and large bags are difficult to maneuver in sand, in and out of buses, up and down steps and when there is adverse weather (rain, heat).

5 to 7 shirts (short sleeve, sleeveless, cool & easy to dry)
1 thin long-sleeve shirt (protection from sun & insects)
2 pair shorts
2 pair long pants (jeans or khakis, nylon)
2 skirts or dress (not too dressy but cool)
1-2 bathing suits
5 to 7 underwear
1 pair sandals (waterproof is good, but not necessary)
1 pair of closed toed shoes (tennis or hiking)
2 pairs of thin socks
nylon windbreaker or long sleeve heavier shirt
**remember, laundry can easily be done here

personal toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shaving stuff, toothpaste, brush, etc.)*biodegradable/environmentally-friendly products, please
personal medicines (advil, motion sickness, all prescribed medications)
hand sanitizer or wet wipes (when soap & water is not available to wash hands)
sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)
insect repellent
contact solution (if you wear contacts)
small first aid kit

Equipment List
day pack (small backpack/carry-on)
water bottle
small sewing kit
sunglasses & eyeglasses (spare pair also)
your favorite snacks (i.e. granola bars, dried fruits)
a few zip lock bags (large & small)
small flashlight or headlamp (with extra bulb)
rechargeable batteries
small packable towel
handkerchiefs or bandannas
folding umbrella or raincoat
tupperware container (packed lunches & take out)
address list for a few postcards
activity equipment (depends on your interests-diving, snorkeling, fishing, birding, hiking, caving, camping, biking, photography, etc.)

airline tickets & itinerary
passport and 1 photocopy of your passport (keep photocopy separate from original)
insurance info (both travel insurance & home country medical info)
money and associated records
credit card info (keep a separate list of number & phone number if lost or stolen)
medical letter from your doctor (if you have a specific condition)
emergency contact information (keep 2 names & numbers with your passport)

Additional Notes
Please remove all items from store packaging before arriving to help reduce the waste. Also, please be prepared to take any items that can be recycled back home with you since there is no recycling program for plastic or styrofoam in Belize.

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