Belize City

Belize City

Belize City is one of the ports of call of several cruise lines including Norwegian, Princess, Carnival, and Celebrity among others.

Belize city is the largest city of Belice and according to the 2010 census, this city has a population of 57,169 people. This city was originally named Belize Town and it was founded in 1638 by British lumber harvesters and it had previously been a small Maya city called Holzuz.

Top Things to do in Belize

  • Belize city tour excursion: Belice zoo and city tour
  • Altun Ha and Belize City-half day tour - This is a fascinating tour of the city where you will find a mix of old and new. From the mystic Mayan city of Altun Ha to the resurgence a modern Central American city. More than 1,000 years of history has taken place...  Read more here...
  • Hugh Parkey's Belize Dive Connection - Offers diving and snorkeling tours to most nearby cayes and reefs, as well as kayaking and wildlife tours.
  • Baron Bliss Memorial and Fort George Lighthouse - This is the final resting place of Belize's most famous benefactor, who never set foot on Belizean soil while alive. Next to the tomb stands the Fort George Lighthouse.
  • Swing Bridge - The city is generally divided into north and south by this bridge that sits at the mouth of Haulover Creek where the Belize River meets the Caribbean. This is the only functional manually operated swing bridge left in the world and turns open twice a day to allow high mast boats upriver or out to sea.
  • The north side's Marine Terminal -  This is a relatively large building where you can catch boats bound for the northern cayes. The same building also houses the Marine and Coastal Zone Museums that offer displays and exhibits of the reef and the cayes along with descriptions of the eco systems that support them.
  • The Museum of Belize - Built in 1857, what was formerly Her Majesty's prison is now an immaculately restored building that will journey you through 362 years of Belizean history and over 3000 years of the Maya legacy.
  • Battlefield Park - This is where vendors gather to sell tropical fruits and hot homemade dishes like the traditional rice and beans. Delicious tamales, tacos and an assortment of desserts.
  •  St. John's Anglican Cathedral -  This is the oldest cathedral in Central America; built by slaves in 1812.

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