Belize City

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
City
Population
57,169
District/Region
Belize
Description
Highlights
  • Museum of Belize
  • International Airport
  • Liberty Hall
  • Baron Bliss Lighthouse
  • St. John's Anglican Cathedral
About Location
Belize City is the former capital of Belize. It now remains as the district with the largest population and also one of the main point of entry by means of the international airport or cruise ship terminal. Belize City also has the largest concentration of shopping centers, conference facilities and hotels.
Through the bustling city, you can still enjoy scenic views of the Caribbean sea or explore the historical archaeological site, Altun Ha.
 
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Events
Belize Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show Get your appetites ready! The annual Belize Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show is just around the corner. Hosted in Crooked Tree Village, ... moreBelize District, artisans, chefs, and local cashew farmers come together for this two-day event to display a wide range of cashew products. Filled with entertainment, contests, fresh produce, wines and cashew-inspired dishes, many travels to the little village of Crooked Tree to experience this highly anticipated event of the year. Throughout the day will be filled with excitement, tasty treats and activities.
2018 Belize Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show On May 11 at 7:00 p.m., the cashew celebrations will be kicking off with the crowing of the 2018 Cashew Queen along with a dance that follow into the night. After a fun night of dance, May 12 and 13 will be filled with daily events such as the greasy pole competition, cashew wine drinking competition and horseback riding expeditions. Be sure to take cash to purchase local arts and souvenirs, cashew products and cashew-inspired foods.
Why should you attend the Belize Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show? The Cashew Festival and Agriculture Show in Crooked Tree Village is a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to experience cashew in a unique and exciting way. Celebrating this nutritious nut, local artisans, chefs and farmers bring their best cashew products and produce to the show grounds for the public. You can’t miss this once-a-year event.
Venue:
Crooked Tree Village
Address:
Belize District, Belize
Start Date:
Saturday, 12 May, 2018
District:
Belize
Annual Cross Country Cycling Race in Belize Initiated in 1928, the Cross Country Cycling Race has evolved into a symbolic and traditional aspect of Belize. In the early days of 1928, ... morecurious and enthusiastic Belizeans took it upon themselves to travel west of the country on their bikes through bumpy, unpaved, dirt roads. From this expedition to San Ignacio Town, the famous annual Cross Country Cycling Race was born after the first award was given to the fastest racer. Approximately ninety years later, it has been one of the biggest and anticipated cycling races of the year by spectators and cyclists.

Every year, experienced and amateur cyclists join the race in hopes of breaking the national record for the fastest time and win coveted prizes. Starting at 6:00 a.m., each participant’s stamina and skills will be put to the test as they speed from Belize City to San Ignacio Town and make their return to Belize City.
2018 Cross Country Cycling Race in Belize Let the festivities continue! As we approach Easter time, Belizeans and travelers all over the world are anticipating the annual Cross Country Cycling Classic being held on Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018. Like the La Ruta Maya Canoe Race, the Cross Country Cycling Race is locally and internationally recognized as one of Belize’s most vigorous and competitive races. Audiences from all over Central America, South America, North America and, even, Europe come to Belize to witness cyclists competitively pedal themselves to victory from Belize City to San Ignacio Town and back. Hosted for nine decades and counting, this is an intensive one hundred and forty miles race is to be completed by the cyclists in just a few hours.
Why you should watch the Annual Cross Country Cycling Race in Belize? As early as 5:00 a.m., those living closer to Belize City, where the race starts, gather at the side of the George Price Highway to cheer on the cyclists as they race their way to San Ignacio Town. Excitement and loud cheering will be heard all along the highway. Join the Easter festivities and witness another momentous race. There’s no other perfect time to start Belizing!!
Venue:
Belize City - San Ignacio Town
Address:
Belize City - San Ignacio Town
Start Date:
Saturday, 31 Mar, 2018
District:
Belize, Cayo
La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge The conception of the competition started back in 1998 as local business owner and investor, Richard Harrison, was thinking of a way to promote ... morea new brand of bottled water in Belize – VIDA Purified Water. Through this, Mr. Harrison was able to compose a committee for the event along with additional sponsors. Although the initial purpose was commercial, it was later advocated towards raising awareness about Belize’s environment and the history of the Belize River.

Since then, the La Ruta Maya River Challenge has been a popular annual event in households and to an international scale. It is the longest canoe race in Central America. Travelers from all over the world come to Belize in the first week of March to witness or participate in this prestigious competition.

The La Ruta Maya festivities start in San Ignacio Town with live bands, mini competitions, foods and other entertainment. It is a must-see event while in Belize as amateur and professional paddlers paddle their way in high endurance for a chance to win coveted prizes!
2018 La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge Be a part of the tradition! The 21st Annual La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is coming your way! Starting from the Hawksworth Bridge in San Ignacio on March 9th and ending at the Belcan Bridge in Belize City on March 12th. Be there and experience the invigorating atmosphere as paddlers from all over the world navigate through 175 miles of Belize's magnificent rivers. This high endurance journey is more than just a race, it is a tradition!
Why should you attend the 2018 La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge?

Happening only once a year, this competition is highly anticipated by both locals and visitors around the world. Exuding with excitement, the buzz around this weekend-long event is always a positive drive for paddlers to perform their best.
Entrance Fee:
None
Venue:
Riverside
Address:
San Ignacio Town - Belize City
Start Date:
Friday, 9 Mar, 2018
District:
Belize, Cayo
Available Listings
$
25
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Pick up from the international airport and drop off to anywhere in Belize.
$
140
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Nothing Says Welcome to the mainland like a morning tour of Belize City filled with colonial history, Cultural facts, and landmarks that each tells a story of their own, all followed ... moreby a lovely Belizean meal. This knowledge filled morning only prepares you for the most relaxing part yet! after a short hike under the canopy of the rainforest, you will enjoy lounging in your tube as your guides take you on a float through a cave system on a lazy river. Rock formation relating to Mayan Beliefs and history present inside this cave will be a short introduction to the great Mayan history in Belize.
$
73
45
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Provider:
Altun Ha, a major ceremonial and vital trade center during the Classic Period, has two principal plazas. The most significant find of Altun Ha is the “Jade Head”, which represents ... morethe Mayan Sun God, Kinich Ahua; it is the largest object carved of jade in the Maya civilization.

It’s approximately a forty-five minutes drive from the city to the park. When doing this tour, a city tour is also done by the tour guide as you're driven through the city. Complimentary purified water for our guests is provided. Free use of our umbrellas if you need one for reasons such as the sun is too hot or if it starts to rain.
$
150
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$
250
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Private Shuttle Service by Belize Ground Shuttle. Reliable shuttle service anywhere in Belize to or from the International Airport. All our vans are brand new and reliable. All rides ... morefeature a professional driver, and WiFi onboard. We can accommodate up to 10 passengers, with space for luggage.

Pay Only ONE Group Rate.
$
30
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
The historic Belize City tour offers an interesting insight into the old capital city of Belize. Belize City is the largest city in the Central American region of Belize and was once ... morethe capital of former British Honduras. The population of Belize City is 67,964; with neighboring suburbs adding up to about 80,000. It is located at the mouth of the Belize River on the coast of the Caribbean.
$
80
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Well guided tour with a knowledgeable experienced tour guide, guaranteed to view and interact with the wildlife. A city tour of old Belize, and the countryside... more
Restrooms stop at the riverside restaurant (Not including lunch, optional)
Minimum of 5 people
$
175
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$
225
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
When was the last time you did some time for the first time? Well, this could be your first time to experience Belize’s dense jungle by getting a bird’s eye view of the canopy over ... more120 feet high and over a thousand feet long. Ever imagine soaring through the trees defying gravity and screaming not from fear, but from excitement?
$
165
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$
195
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
Belize Cave Tubing Tour is a must do while vacationing in Belize. Are you looking for a fun family adventure? If trekking through the Belize rainforest, learning about trees and their ... moreuses, floating on your inner tubes through dark limestone Maya caves, passing underground waterfalls sounds like fun, then Belize Cave Tubing is perfect for you.

The limestone terrain of Belize, Guatemala, and the Yucatan peninsula contains thousands of caves. Explorers and Archaeologists have discovered many prehistoric relics, including pottery artifacts, stone tools, agricultural modifications and cave art. This serves to demonstrate the extensive usage of caves in Belize by the Ancient Maya.

Archaeological investigations indicate that the Maya utilized Nohoch Che’en cave as early as 1000BC. The Maya believed that caves represent entrances into the underworld Known as Xibalba. The Ancient Maya also believe that deities who influenced life and death, those that controlled rain and agricultural fertility and earth spirits all resided in these dark, mysterious but sacred places.

Belize Cave Tubing has become the most popular Belize Cave Tour throughout the years since it was first introduced in the early 1990s. Thousands of people from all over the world have explored the Cave and many have returned just to do it again. So take a journey through the Mayan Underworld exploring mysterious caves. Add Belize Cave Tubing to your list of Adventures on your vacation to Belize.
$
65
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Provider:
Traverse amongst the tallest trees in the Belize jungle. Belize Zipline Shore Excursion gives you a chance to experience the Belize jungle high above the forest floor. Get a bird’s ... moreeye view of the Maya mountains of Belize.
$
40
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Provider:
Welcome to G&W enterprise A tour of Belize's old capital in our comfortable, air-conditioned van is just what you need to experience a historical and educational taste of our Jewel. ... moreWe have a licensed, knowledgeable and friendly Tour Operator and Tour Guide awaiting you at your port of entry or hotel. We will traverse along the beautiful shores of the Caribbean Sea on the Northern side of Belize City passing The Baron Bliss Lighthouse, which is the monument of one of our greatest benefactors.

This exciting and enjoyable ride will take you along the route of several embassies of varying foreign countries, major hotels, Linbert's Landing “known as "BTL Park”, some of our major high schools and universities, several residential areas including the residence of the Prime Minister. The tour will then proceed across one of the three bridges that connect the north to the south side of Belize City. Tourists will experience a true sensation with pedestrians and motorists during the busiest times of the day. The ride will take you to pass the recently built Belize Multi-purpose Center and into the metropolitan area of our City which includes the various banks, shopping center, schools and even a view of one of the oldest churches, the Anglican Cathedral of Belize.
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