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 will discover a large number of beaches to consider in the area. Regardless of whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find what you want. Click on each beach name for a detailed guide to that part of the coast.

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.

Another place that beach-goers can consider is La Barra Cedar Beach. Clean and well-kept, La Barra Cedar Beach is a great spot for a quiet day at the beach. Swimming is plausible because the surf is calm, and the grounds are often used for picnicking.

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 is home to plenty of other beach choices. Click to find our page regarding beaches for Belize.

Landmark Attractions

Government House/House of Culture

Many travelers choose to visit 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 just 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.

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

Of course, the area includes a more extensive selection of interesting landmarks. Click here to visit our page dedicated to other interesting places to visit in Belize.

Natural Attractions

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park is one of the better known local attractions. <p>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.</p>

Another site you might enjoy is Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. <p>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.</p>

Of course, you can find other choices. Anyone who needs to get more information concerning natural attractions in Belize, can easily do so by following this link.


Belize Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Guests interested in testing their luck will discover several places to do so in this area.

Princess Casino has dining on-site, so you can grab a bite to eat before, during or after the gaming action. 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 like to play the slots, you might try San Ignacio Princess Casino. This extension of the Princess Casino in Belize City is one of the few casinos in all of Belize. Try you luck at this small slot center, or simply come to take a break from exploring the area with the chance to win some money.

Las Vegas Casino offers a selection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Baccarat - Mini, Blackjack, Other Games, Poker, and Roulette. In addition to wall-to-wall table games and slot machines, Las Vegas Casino also offers regular entertainment to keep things interesting.

Glance through this table for more about gaming venues 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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