Activities in Belize City

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Belize City is the  major urban center of the country, and though there are no skyscrapers or busy people marching with purpose through the streets, it does experience the most congestion and the fastest pace of life in Belize.  It is not a popular tourist destination, but there are many activities to keep those who do stay here busy during their getaway.

There are three main activities to keep tourists busy: sightseeing, watersports, and eco-adventures.  Sightseeing tours will take vacationers through the historic area of downtown and just outside of town to the local Mayan ruins.  Watersports are plentiful, though the top picks tend to be snorkeling, scuba diving, and simply swimming.  Finally, eco-adventures encompass exploring caves, tubing, and zip-ling.  Of course, there are many more activities available, but these tend to be the top picks.  


Belize City Diving

The variety of dive sites of the coast of Belize City continues to draw in toursits. From easy shallow dives to deep difficult dives, divers coming to Belize City will find something for them.

You'll find 3 dive operators in the area. Click this link to read our discussion of diving in this area.


The capital of Belize has easy access to several waterways that all have their own specific specialty of fish. Whether you are looking for some deep sea or sportsfishing, or hoping to find a fresh-water location, Belize CIty is a good place to start your search.

If your group enjoys fishing you should know that Belize City isn't overloaded with fishing operators. Still, the area does have plenty of fish. Anyone needing to get more details concerning fishing in this area can do so by going to this page.


Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery

If you are traveling with some avid shoppers they can check out some of the area's 16 retail shops. Make your way to this article if you need details on shopping in Belize City.


Government House/House of Culture

You should plan on spending a day exploring the culture, sights and sounds of Belize City. Area sights include 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Click here to visit our page dedicated to area sightseeing and attractions.

The following table shows a few details regarding a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Belize City
Name Type Phone Location
Adventure Life Travel and Tour Operators (800) 344-6118 1.2 mi. Northwest of Downtown Belize City
Belize Cruise Excursions Travel and Tour Operators -- Downtown Belize City
Ecological Tours & Services Nature Tourism Service (501) 223-4874 Downtown Belize City
Jaguar Adventure Tours Nature Tourism Service (501) 223-6025 Downtown Belize City


If you are intrigued by the idea of underwater sightseeing you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance during your vacation in Belize City. To learn about more snorkeling opportunities, click here.


Belize Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa might be the highlight of your vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you will be happy to discover there are a few in this area. Those interested can obtain more information concerning this topic can do so here.


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