Belize City, on the Central Coast, is, and always has been the commercial hub of the country. It used to be the capital until after 1961, when Belize City was almost destroyed by hurricane Hattie. Belmopan, the present capital, was subsequently built inland and on higher ground.
It is the most populated city in the country. There are four bridges which span the Belize River and connect the North and South sides of the city. Cruise ships do “stop-overs” for day tours and shopping at the Tourist Village.
Arriving by plane? You’ll land at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA), only ten minutes from downtown Belize City. If you want to visit the islands, there are two major water taxis (San Pedro Belize Express and Ocean Ferry) that go back and forth all day long from downtown Belize City.
Enjoy cultural tours that include visiting:
Outside the City take full day excursions to:
- Altun Ha
- The Belize Zoo
- Crooked Tree Wild Life Sanctuary
- Community Baboon Sanctuary
- Belize River Boat Ride