Belize City: Best Things to Do

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Belize is a country located on the eastern coast of Central America

The capital city of Belize is Belize City

This country is famous for its scuba diving sites

Belize has beautiful islands such as Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, and Glover's Reef

The most popular place in Belize is its giant underwater sinkhole called Great Blue Hole

The traditional food you must try in Belize are Bile up, Eleba and Panti Rippa

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SIGHTSEEING

The best place to spend your free time is at Caye Caulker. You can just walk around the white sand or try other attractions such as 30 minute boat ride and snorkeling. Another interesting destination is Ambergris Caye, the largest island and most popular place in Belize. Try diving and snorkeling at the barrier reef. You should also visit the restaurants and beach bars.

Ambergris Caye

a beautiful island just off the coast of Belize

Caye Caulker

a small island street vendors friendly locals golf cart

DOWNTOWN

Explore the cultural places like Museum of Belize in downtown Belize. It has paintings, carvings, and ceremonial object of ancient Mayan empire. Albert street is another place you must visit. It is the city center where you can find the Government house (House of Culture). Also the oldest and largest colonial designed church called St. John's Cathedral.

Museum of Belize

heritage site in downtown of Belize city

St. John's Cathedral

an oldest and largest cathedral

SHOPPING

Traveling in Belize city will be perfect if you buy local handicraft as souvenirs for your relatives at home. Go to the Belize Handicraft Market Place to buy high-quality Belizean arts. This market is located at the South Park Street. You can also visit Down Town Plaza at Albert street. Here, you can find clothing, cosmetics, and even local food.

Belize Handicraft Market Place

a shopping centre for local craft

Down Town Plaza

shopping centre offers many stores of clothing, cosmetics, and local foods

FOOD & DRINK

Belizean food is much influenced by Latin American food. You must try bile up (boil-up), a cultural dish consists of boiled eggs with fish or pig tail served with vegetable and tomato sauce. Other traditional food you must try in Belize is Eleba. For the drink, the city has Panti Rippa, a mix of coconut rum and pineapple juice.

CULTURE

Culture in Belize is a mix of people from Kriol, Maya, East Indian, Garinagu, Mestizo, Chinese, and Lebanon. The official language of Belizean people is Spanish and English. As for the music style, the Caribbean is still dominant.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Belize is from late November to middle of April.

HOTEL

Villa Boscardi is one of the recommended hotels in Belize. It has an easy access, because it is near Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport. This hotel provides breakfast buffet and other good facilities. If you are looking for a hotel near the shore, the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina is the answer. It is located near Belize city cruise ports.

Villa Boscardi

a small but convenient hotel

Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina

modern style hotel with stunning seaview

RESTAURANT

You must try traditional Mediterranean dishes such as Wings, Falafel, and Kafta at Sahara Grill. This restaurant is located at the 1st floor of Vista Building in the Northern Highway. You should also come to Bird’s Isle Restaurant. This restaurant has seaside view and delicious seafood menu. You can also spot the sunset from this restaurant.

Sahara Grill

restaurant serving Lebanese food

Bird’s Isle Restaurant

a famous restaurant with seaview

CAFE

Enjoying a cup of coffee at The Living Room will be perfect while you are in Belize. Located in Northern Highway, The Living Room is a cozy cafe offering various pastries, wine, cheese, and also sandwiches. The Spoonaz Photo Cafe and Bar is also popular among visitors. You can have the best quality coffee and paninis while watching the sailboats pass by.

The Living Room

a restaurant with delicious food and affordable price

Spoonaz Photo Cafe and Bar

an old design cafe

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Sit & Sip Belize is based in downtown of Belize city. It is a good lounge for enjoying the nightlife of Belize. It is recommended to visit the bar on Friday or Saturday because there is music live performance like reggae and soca. You should also come to Lucca Restaurant & Bar to enjoy your drink while enjoying live music with Belize's night atmosphere.

Sit & Sip Belize

a bar

Lucca Restaurant & Bar (Formerly “Hour Bar“)

a full bar and open-air seaview ambiance

INTERESTING PLACE

Great Blue Hole is a must-visit destination when you travel to Belize city. This is a great underwater sinkhole in Belize which is listed as the UNESCO World Heritage site. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is also worth to visit. This is a marine reserve near Ambergris Caye. You can enjoy mangrove forest, coral reefs, and sea grass here.

Great Blue Hole

a giant marine sinkhole

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

a marine reserve

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Shark Ray Alley is the perfect place for your Instagram feed. It is the best spot in Ambergris Caye island. Capture your unforgettable underwater moments with the shark. Don't forget to take a picture at Belize Sign Monument that has iconic beach view.

Shark Ray Alley

a dive site in Ambergris Caye

Belize Sign Monument

a sign monument