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It has been brought to our attention that items containing insecticides cannot be taken into Belize. There can be up to a $500 fine if items of these kind are found in your luggage. This includes dog flea collars, dog flea shampoo, etc.

Please note that you may be asked to pay duty on donations brought with you as you go through customs entering Belize, since anything brought in that is not for personal use is subject to duty. The Ministry of Finance *may* provide a duty-free letter for donations brought for a school, but it can take 2 months or longer to get such a letter so please plan ahead if you'd like to request a duty-free letter.

To see the project(s) supported by our participants and their needs list, click on the specific link below for that accommodation or tour company.
Note: Locations are approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us.

Facts about Belize

Belize is a beautiful destination that seamlessly blends together the Central American jungles and the Caribbean Sea. Honeymooners, adventurous family vacationers, and volunteer vacationers flock to this impressive country to explore Maya sites, watch for colorful birds and other wildlife, and snorkel off the Northern Cayes. While tourists are busy scouting the ruins of ancient civilizations and exploring wildlife sanctuaries and marine reserves, they can also find ways to make a difference when traveling to Belize. There are many non-profit organizations and service projects to which tourists can donate. There are a number of service projects in Belize that accept charitable donations.

Visitors interested in responsible tourism can help children in Belize by donating school supplies, including backpacks, notebooks, and writing utensils to a number of these non-profits. Humanitarians interested in helping other parts of the community are invited to donate to sustainable agriculture projects; these projects need small tools. Other projects are focused on providing medical care and improving wellness in these communities; visitors are invited to donate medical supplies to these organizations. Many of the non-profit projects in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala work to improve the school systems.