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.

There are 3 dive services in the area. Make your way to this page about scuba diving in this area if you're interested in learning more specifics.


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.

Thinking about reeling in a big one while on vacation? Belize City isn't exactly overrun with charter operators, but there are plenty of fish waiting to be caught. To reach our complete guide to deep sea fishing, read this page.


Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery

If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they may be interested to know that there are more than 13 retail stores to browse in this area. You can read this article if you'd like to find out more about shopping in Belize City.


Government House/House of Culture

You should plan on spending a day enjoying the culture, sounds and sights of Belize City. Among other things, the area has 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Those wanting to obtain more information concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by going to this page.

Details concerning a firm that will help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be seen in the following chart:

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 thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Belize City. To visit our page about local snorkeling opportunities, go to this page.


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