Belize City is a storybook of culture and history that definitely can’t be appreciated by its cover. Thought to be built on a foundation of rum bottles, logwood chips, and loose coral sitting inches above sea level barely, Belize City gives up ground to the encroaching Caribbean every year.
Visited by more than its fair share of natural disasters, one has to admire the persistence with which Belizeans maintain this hub as their commercial and social center.
The city split into two areas: Northside Belize City, bounded by the Haulover Creek and ending in the east at the Fort George area, and Belize City Southside, extending to the city’s outskirts.
Belize City limits reach out to Mile 8 on the Western Highway and Mile 14 on the Northern Highway, at the Haulover Bridge that spans the mouth of the old Belize River, where it disgorges into the Caribbean Sea.
Belize City features good hotels, historical landmarks, a casino, and the Museum of Belize, located in that zone, as are the cruise ship and marine terminals.
The Southside has a couple of tourist attractions, namely the historic St. John’s Cathedral and the House of Culture.
With a population of 70,000, it’s now home to over a quarter of all Belizeans who themselves have a love-hate relationship with their former capital city.
Since the hurricane in 1961, the government moved further inland to Belmopan, hoping the people would follow, but they didn’t.
Instead, they chose to stay, and though they complain about it constantly, they somehow crave its bustle and pace, not to mention the opportunity for commerce and socializing presented by such a large concentration of people.
Day Trips From Belize City
Caye Caulker Marine Reserve
Enjoy the great variety of reef types with this snorkelling experience near Caye Caulker. The Belize Barrier Reef is like a gigantic wall running parallel to the coast.
Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley
The Hol Chan Marine Reserve was the first of its kind on Ambergris Caye. Our captain will collect you at 8:15am or 1:15pm from your resort.
The Blue Hole, located in the ligthouse reef atoll, is one of Belize’s best kept secret. You have an early start at 5:30 am and a 2 hr boat ride to the first stop. It makes it all worth
After a road transfer, you will hop into a river boat for a scenic ride on the New River Lagoon. The hour long boat ride is a haven for nature lovers / birders since it boasts
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
The lagoons, creeks, logwood swamps, broadleaf forests, and marshes of the Crooked Tree Sanctuary covers over 16,400 acres and is the home to countless birds.
Traveler's Rum Factory
This rare tour takes you inside the factory that makes the famous “One Barrel” rum that every Belizean and most of our visitors simply love to taste.
Belize City Tour
On this fully guided tour, around historic Belize City, you will see many places of interest. These include the historic swing bridge over Haulover Creek,
The Belize Zoo
In 1983, upon completion of a film called “Path of the Rain Gods”, the movie’s production assistant, Sharon Matola, found herself with quite a few nearly tame animals
The Baboon Sanctuary
The Community Baboon Sanctuary is where you will find an abundance of the black howler monkeys. This protected area is located in a small village,
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Santa Elena ,Cayo, Belize
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