Welcome to Belize City
Belize City was the capital until the city was damaged in 1961 by Hurricane Hattie, one of the strongest hurricane the country ever experienced. This prompted the government to relocate to Belmopan, Cayo District, center of the country. Belize City sits on a peninsula that pointed towards the Caribbean Sea.
Today, Belize City is the largest and most populated city in Belize, with population of 80,000, Belize City is home to almost quarter of the entire country population (400,000).
Belize International Travel Hub
Belize City is a important international travel hub to any tourist destination in Belize such as San Perdo on Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, The Famous Blue Hole, Turneffe Islands, Corozal, Orange Walk, San Ignacio Cayo, Hopkins Village, Placencia, Dangriga and Punta Gorda.
Belize City Municipal Airport & Belize Express Water Terminal.
Traveling to San Perdo on Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker or Turneffe Islands, you will need to hop on a local airline from the International / Municipal Airport or a #watertaxi from Water Taxi Terminal in Belize City.
Getting around to other destinations on mainland Belize; Corozal, Orange Walk, San Ignacio Cayo, Hopkins Village, Placencia, Dangriga or Punta Gorda, it's best to book a flight with a local airline or get a ground transfer with one of the Belize shuttle providers. Ground transfer are the most economical and safest transportation mode in Belize.
Queen Street, Belize City
Birdseye view of Belize City
Top 4 Attractions near Belize City in Belize District.
The Great Blue Hole
The famous blue hole is one of the top attraction in Belize. It also a world class destination for diving with its rich habitat for a variety of marine life like nurse sharks, reef sharks, black tip sharks and even giant groupers.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley Marine Reserve is a marine reserve close to Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, off the coast of Belize. It incorporates the southernmost marine and coastal areas of Ambergris Caye including the barrier reef, seagrass beds and the mangrove islands of Boca Chica and Cangrejo Shoals.
Altun Ha Mayan Ruins
Altun Ha ( Rockstone Pond ) is located 30 miles north of Belize City on the Old Northern Highway. A two-mile dirt road connects the main road to the site. The area around the Altun Ha is rich in wildlife including armadillos, bats, squirrels, agouti, paca, foxes, raccoons, coati, tapir and the white-tailed deer. Two hundred species of birds have been recorded and there are large crocodiles that inhabit the Maya-made water reservoir.
The Belize Zoo
Belize' Eco-park; The Belize Zoo is an interactive wildlife park that is the first location of its kind to be completely accessible to handicapped persons. Measuring more than 30 acres in size, the Belize Zoo is home exclusively to more than 140 animals that are native to the country, including birds, reptiles, and mammals. Continuing its original mission, all of the 45 species of wildlife at the Belize Zoo are rescued animals.