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 to choose from. Click to see our article concerning scuba 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 you and your traveling companions like to fish you may realize Belize City isn't exactly overrun with charter operators. Still, there is one charter operator in the area, and many more fish. To read our detailed page about deep sea fishing, click here.


Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery

If you have some foks who enjoy exploring new shops traveling with you, they may be interested to know that there are at least 16 retailers in this area. If you'd like to find out more about shopping in Belize City, you can do so by visiting this page.


Government House/House of Culture

Many visitors spend at least a day soaking in the sights and sounds of Belize City. The area has 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors For a more thorough discussion of this topic, go to this article concerning area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Details concerning a firm that can show you the most interesting local sights can be found here:

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 plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Belize City. To visit our detailed guide to local snorkeling opportunities, read this page.


Belize Spas

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to learn there are a few in the area. To get more information on the options, click here.


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