Attractions in Belize

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

You'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you prefer a quieter spot, you can find what you want. You can click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that beach.

Cucumber Beach: Named for its history as a produce export take-off point, Cucumber Beach is a major tourist destination near Belize City. It is actually a part of the Old Belize Museum and Cucumber Beach Marina facility, so tourists and sailors frequent this destination regularly and it is often crowded.

A second option worth considering is La Barra Cedar Beach. The future for La Barra Cedar Beach looks bright, with plans in the works for a retirement community and a nature reserve. At this time, however, the beach remains secluded and untouched.

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 includes plenty of other beaches. Click to visit our page concerning beaches for Belize.

Landmark Attractions

Government House/House of Culture

A common landmark for vacationers 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 outskirts 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.

Corozal House of Culture: Corozal House is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

That's not all -- you'll be able to find other sites to visit. Click this link to check out our page about other interesting landmarks in this area.

Natural Attractions

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the worthwhile local attractions is 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.

Another site you might enjoy is Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. 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.

Belize includes a full range choices. Use this link to check out our extended discussion of natural attractions in this area.


Belize Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Those interested in trying their luck in some gaming action can find several places to do so in this area.

Princess Casino has dining on-site, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after you try your luck. Try your luck at one of the largest and most popular casinos in all of Belize, Princess Casino at the Princess Hotel. You will find plenty of games and entertainment here to keep your attention, including show girls and a complimentary buffet after midnight.

If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, you should check out San Ignacio Princess Casino. 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.

Las Vegas Casino has a selection of games for patrons to try out, including Baccarat - Mini, Blackjack, Other Games, Poker, and Roulette. Stop by and play in the largest Casino in Belize. The Las Vegas Casino offers a variety of table games and plenty of slot machines to play and try your luck.

The table right below provides you with more details regarding the gaming choices in Belize.

Gambling In Belize
Name Located At Phone Location
Las Vegas Casino -- (501) 423-7000 Corozal District, Northern part of Belize Belize
Princess Casino Princess Hotel & Casino Belize City (501) 223-2670 Belize City, Central Belize Belize
San Ignacio Princess Casino -- (501) 223-0638 San Ignacio, Western part of Belize Belize
The Palace Casino -- (501) 226-3570 San Pedro, Northeastern part of Belize Ambergris Caye

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