A Reason to Belize
This tiny (and English speaking!) tropical nation has unbelievable fishing, affordable lodgings and friendly folk
#2 Everyone speaks English
If you’re worried about the language barrier when visiting Central America or Mexico, you can set that concern aside in Belize. Until the 1970s, this country was known as British Honduras, and the official language is still English, which is spoken by almost everyone. Culturally, Belize is a unique and vibrant mix of Mestizo, Mayan, Caribbean, Creole and western European people, and you’ll hear more than a few languages in the airport or shops, but English is the common tongue, which makes every aspect of travel and fishing a lot easier. For example, my fishing guide, the redoubtable Pedro Ayuso Aldana (above) spoke Creole at home, but learned English when he started school, and also speaks Spanish.