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 operators to choose from. Click here to read our page regarding diving opportunities 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.

Hoping to go fishing during your vacation? There are a pair of charter fishing companies operating in this area. Visit this page which is all about fishing in the area if you want to learn more information.


Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery

If you are traveling with some people who love to shop they might enjoy visiting a few of the area's 13 retail stores. Visit this page if you need details on shopping in Belize City.


Government House/House of Culture

You might want to set aside a day for soaking in the sights and culture of Belize City. Sights in the area include 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. To reach our detailed guide to sightseeing attractions and opportunities, click here.

Review the following table to find out more about a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.

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
Fab Tours Travel and Tour Operators (501) 223-5798 Downtown Belize City
Jaguar Adventure Tours Nature Tourism Service (501) 223-6025 Downtown Belize City


If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Belize City. For more information about local snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.

Other Activities

Information about a few other activities are listed down below.

Other Activities In Belize City
Name Phone Location
Ecological Tours & Services (501) 223-4874 Downtown Belize City
Fab Tours (501) 223-5798 Downtown Belize City
Goff's Caye Beach and Snorkeling Excursions -- Downtown Belize City

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