Although many tourists do not stay in Belize City (the old capital of the country), there are many beautiful attractions nearby to explore.
Take a historical sightseeing tour and discover the beauty of Belize City. Cave tube through magical limestone caverns. Snorkel in crystal-clear Caribbean waters and experience friendly encounters with stingrays and nurse sharks. Enjoy a private island escape at Goff’s Caye – snorkel along the world’s second largest barrier reef. Zip line amid the jungle canopy through the lush tropical rain forests. Explore ancient Mayan ruins at Lamanai and Altun Ha Mayan Ruins. Explore horseback riding, Ride along jungle trails, tropical rivers and Maya mounds and enjoy the friendly people and exotic surroundings. Take a swim in the calm blue pristine Caribbean waters or Relax on tranquil white sandy beaches.
Here are the top things to see and do:
The Belize Zoo
– The Zoo was initially intended for animals which were injured or donated to the facility and could not be returned to the wild. The zoo is now home to an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles and birds. You’ll have the opportunity to view Belize’s prolific wildlife in one location.
Museum of Belize
– The rich culture and history of Belize can be explored by visiting the Museum of Belize. Apart from the Mayan relics present here, tourists will also find a lot of exhibits.
St John’s Cathedral
– Central America’s oldest Anglican Church is brimming with British colonial architecture and has a special place in the history of Belize. Tourists would visit the place when they take up the city tour.
The Government House
– This colonial building played host to various dignitaries from all over the world and tourists can visit this place to catch a glimpse of some vintage stuff like furniture and photographs.
– This archaeological site is the same displayed on the national beer of Belize, and it has tremendous attraction for archaeology lovers. Jade Head of Kinich Ahau was found here.
– This is a Marina with its own beach, waterfall, museum, restaurant, and so much more in a small, quaint place away from the hubbub of the city. It is ideal for a family outing.
– A popular spot for picnics, families can spend a day in Goff’s Caye eating barbequed conch, fish, and lobster fresh out of the sea. They can also go snorkelling when the sun sets and witness the exquisite marine life.
Belize Tourism Village
–The tourism village is the entry port for those who cruise into the city and is a place to quickly get some local beer and souvenirs for friends back home.
Tour Belize City
– The best way to catch all the sights of the city is to hire a guide who will count off all the important attractions, get tourists acquainted with local food, and also suggest great options to shop for souvenirs.
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
-Ornitologists would love this wildlife sanctuary with its hundreds of species of birds. It is 30 miles away from Belize City.