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 services to choose from. For a more thorough discussion of scuba diving in this area use this link.


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.

Hoping to go fishing during your vacation? Belize City isn't quite overrun with fishing charters, but the area does have a charter operator -- and of course there are plenty of fish. To learn more about deep sea fishing in this area, click here.


Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery

If you have some folks who enjoy shopping vacationing with you, they might enjoy visiting some of the area's 13 retail stores. Take advantage of this article if you'd like to learn more about shopping in Belize City.


Government House/House of Culture

You might want to set aside a day for exploring the sights and sounds of Belize City. The area features 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. To read about other area sightseeing attractions, check out this page.

Take some time to look through this table to find out more about a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.

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 like the idea of going snorkeling there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Belize City. For a better look at snorkeling, visit this article concerning possibilities for snorkeling.


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