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 find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Whether you prefer people watching, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you should find some appealing options. Just click on each beach name for more detail concerning that particular stretch of sand.

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 for beach-goers to consider 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: Sittee Marina Beach is a small, private beach area on the east coast of the island. Beachfront properties are located on either side of the area, making the location readily accessible from the local road.

Belize is home to several other beaches. Click this link to find our article about beaches for Belize.

Landmark Attractions

Government House/House of Culture

One popular destination is Government House/House of Culture. It is located in downtown Belize City. While there are no actual exhibits housed at the Government House, it is used for cultural events, and available to be rented out for private functions.

A second choice is 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: Since it was originally built during the latter half of the 19th century, Corozal House has serves as a market place, a tourism center, an archeological management facility, and finally, a cultural center. Visitors who encounter Corozal House today find a beautiful community center which houses an art gallery of local works, and a museum of local history.

This area is home to additional notable landmarks. For more details about other interesting places to visit this topic, go to this page about other sites worth seeing in Belize.

Natural Attractions

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Travelers who enjoy spending time outdoors will frequently enjoy 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 option 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.

Fortunately, you'll be able to find plenty of other natural attractions. Go to this article which is all about natural attractions in this area if you want to find out additional information.


Belize Casinos

In the mood for some action? Vacationers interested in trying their luck on the slots will find a handful of alternatives in this area.

Princess Casino has a restaurant, so you can eat before or after you try your luck. If a handful of live game tables and 400 gaming machines aren't enough, Princess Casino also offers nightly entertainment in the form of Russian Dancers. They take the floor at the Blue Hole Bar every night at 10:30 p.m., so get ready to see something spectacular.

If slot machines are part of your plans, you should check out 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 collection of games for guests to try out, including Baccarat - Mini, Blackjack, Other Games, Poker, and Roulette. As soon as you walk in the room at the Las Vegas Casino, you'll notice that it is brightly lit and decorated with celebratory balloons. This is all part of a plan to make you feel welcome no matter what hour you stop by.

The casinos in Belize are summarized here:

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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