Belize Attractions

Belize may be a small country, but there are a number of attractions to enjoy

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Belize isn't your typical Caribbean vacation spot. Unlike many of the islands in the region, this Central American country isn't well known for its white-sand beaches or gambling hot spots.

Although the beaches aren't vast or large in number, Belize's oceanfront property is still spectacular. The country's casinos, like the beaches, are few in number, but they offer just as much of a possibility of winning big as gaming palaces found at glitzier Caribbean destinations.


South Placencia Beach

There are an abundance of beaches to choose from in the area. Regardless of whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you should be able to find just the right beach. You can click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that part of the coast.

Cucumber Beach: At 350 feet long, Cucumber Beach is actually one of the few man-made beaches in the Caribbean. The beach itself is spacious, which is great because it often draws a crowd.

A second alternative worth considering is La Barra Cedar Beach. The beach is just north of Chunox Village, across from Cooper Bank.

Sittee Marina Beach: The beach is accessible by vehicle or foot, as it is directly off of Sittee River Road. Visitors are advised against using taxis, etc., as the area is quite small and tucked away from major places of interest.

Belize offers many other beach choices. Those interested can learn more here.

Landmark Attractions

Government House/House of Culture

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Government House/House of Culture. It is located in downtown Belize City. Set in Belize City, the Government House, also known as the House of Culture, served as the seat of government for over 150 years as well as the private residence for numerous notable names. With so much history housed in one spot, it only makes sense that it would now serve as a social and cultural center.

An alternative landmark could be Benque House of Culture. It's a museum on the edge of Belize. A community center in the old police station in Benque Vieja, Benque House of Culture serves as a meeting place for locals to enjoy the arts -- from live music and dance to visual arts and beyond.

Banquitas House of Culture: Set along the banks of the New River is a lovely little museum and cultural center that provides guests with insight into the histories and lives of local residents, as well as provides a place for those who live in the area to come together to revel in the arts. This place is called Banquitas House of Culture.

These are just some of your choices. To find out about other other interesting landmarks in this area, click here.

Natural Attractions

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Tourists who like spending time outdoors might have a good time at St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park. St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park (not to be confused to the Great Blue Hole, which is located offshore) has a wealth of offerings that keep visitors busy throughout the day, including trails, two cave systems, and a swimming hole. A day spent here is a great way to learn about nature in Belize, as well as relax with a swim in the cool waters of the Blue Hole.

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is another place you might enjoy. Named for a collection of crooked logwoods along the shore of a village in Belize, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary provides a protected area for migratory birds and other local wildlife.

These examples are only a few of the available choices. Anyone who needs to get more information about natural attractions in Belize, can do so here.


Belize Casinos

Ready for some action? Travelers wanting to try their luck in some gaming action have a few venues where they can do so in this area.

San Ignacio Princess Casino offers dining on-site, so you can eat before or after you try your luck. With 1470 square metes of space, there is plenty of room to move around and mingle. The decor itself is like something out of the '80s, with colorful dots as wall hangings, a loudly patterned carpet, and a neon red light that stretches across the belly of the bar.

If you enjoy playing the slots, consider heading to Las Vegas Casino. Las Vegas Casino is open twenty four hours a day seven days a week, so you will have plenty of time to play a few games.

Captain Morgan's Retreat Casino provides a selection of games for gamers to play, including Blackjack, Poker - Video Table, and Roulette. 3 tables and 145 slot machines await you to try your luck. The casino houses a full bar and offers food service from the on site restaurant, Mama Caribe.

The chart directly below provides you with some key facts concerning the gaming choices in Belize.

Gambling In Belize
Name Phone Location
Captain Morgan's Retreat Casino (800) 316-4229 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Las Vegas Casino (501) 423-7000 Corozal District, Northern part of Belize Belize
San Ignacio Princess Casino (501) 223-0638 San Ignacio, Western part of Belize Belize

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