Belize’s Captial Is An Underrated Place to Set Down Roots

by Khaila Gentle

The city of Belmopan in Belize offers much more than meets the eye. From being a hidden gem in the world of foodie adventures to being strategically planned and conveniently located for access to most other parts of the country, the country’s capital is an underrated place to set down roots. After all, this burgeoning city is quickly growing to become more than just the home of government business in Belize – here’s why.

From Cozy Cafes to Gourmet Eats, Belmopan Is A Secret Foodie Haven 

Photo Credit: Wings and Feathers

Taiwanese and Argentinian cuisine in Belize? It’s not as far-fetched as one might think. Belmopan City is home to an impressive selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars that make it an ideal destination for anyone who loves good eats.


From ice cream and coffee at Art Box to dumplings and beef noodle soup at Simple Life, and even Argentinian choripan at CocoGardens – there’s plenty to discover in Belmopan if you’re a self-proclaimed gourmand.

A Planned City With Vibrant Communities 

Photo Credit: Belize Tourism Board

From its inception in the 60s, the development of Belmopan City has been thoughtfully planned out, more so than other parts of the country. Designated the country’s capital after the former capital – Belize City – was devastated by Hurricane Hattie, the “garden city,” as it is affectionately known, benefits from well-thought-out roads and infrastructure (including pedestrian and bike-friendly lanes in some areas). Plus, the communities and neighborhoods found scattered throughout Belmopan are diverse: from the ever-growing University Heights to quiet Salvapan.

Nearby Attractions

guanacaste national park

Guanacaste National Park, found at the entrance of Belmopan, is a green urban space. Photo by Belize Audubon Society

Belmopan is a vibrant and modern city that still somehow manages to maintain a go-slow, countryside feel. Outside city limits, everything from caving adventures and nature walks to rich farmlands and luxury resorts are within close reach. Just at the entrance of Belmopan lies Guanacaste National Park, perfect for some urban birding.


Those looking for more immersive adventures can take a trip to St.Herman’s Cave National Park, just a 15-20 minute drive south of the city. Meanwhile, the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, in addition to being one of Belize’s finest resorts offers thrilling hikes and gourmet dining.

Just Listed: A 6.35 Acre Highway Estate

Photo courtesy of Vista Real Estate


Thinking of setting down roots in Belmopan? A 6.35-acre highway estate just listed by Vista Real Estate might be just the thing you’ve been looking for. This modern home sits just off the George Price Highway and offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a whole lot of yard space.

Found just on the outskirts of the capital, the home is far enough away from all the action while still sitting conveniently close to all the necessities. Plus, with 500 feet of road frontage, it offers plenty of room for future development and even commercial opportunities.

Ready to make your move and start calling Belmopan home? Contact Vista Real Estate about this opportunity today.

All photos courtesy of Vista Real Estate

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