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 a couple of in the area. To read a more complete discussion of scuba diving, visit this article.


Image Factory Art Foundation and Gallery

If you have some shopping aficionados traveling with you, they might enjoy visiting some of the area's 12 retail stores. To find out about opportunities for shopping in Belize City, visit this page.


Government House/House of Culture

You might want to set aside a day for soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of Belize City. Among other sights, the area has 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. To see our complete page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, see this page.

The table directly below has some details on a firm that will 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 (345) 946-6444 Downtown Belize City
Jaguar Adventure Tours Nature Tourism Service (501) 223-6025 Downtown Belize City


If you enjoy underwater sightseeing there's good news -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Belize City. For a more comprehensive look at snorkeling, read this guide, which discusses snorkeling possibilities.


Belize Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to discover there are several options. To read our detailed guide to spas, click here.


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