Attractions in Belmopan

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An hour outside of the busy Belize City, Belmopan is actually the capital city of the country.  Smaller and quieter than many of the resort towns the coast is known for, this city still has a lot to offer visitors, from museums that touch on local history and culture, to abundance of nature that surrounds.  Stop by the Visitor's Center when you first arrive for maps and inside information about what you absolutely must see before you leave town. 

Museums

George Price Center for Peace and Development

In case you like to explore other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Belmopan.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit George Price Center for Peace and Development. It is located in Belmopan. The centerpiece of the museum are the various exhibits dedicated to George Price and the Independence of Belize. However, the center also hosts various concerts, lecture series, and community improvement programs. Contact them to see if anything special will be occurring during your stay.

Another landmark worth visiting is Belize Archaeology Museum. It is located in Belmopan. The majority of the museum is dedicated to research and library collections, as opposed to actual exhibits. Still you will find an impressive presentation of pottery and tools that are worth viewing.

The following table offers more details concerning a few museums you might enjoy in Belmopan.

Museums In Belmopan
Name Phone Location
Belize Archaeology Museum (501) 822-2106 0.2 mi. West-Southwest of Central Belmopan
George Price Center for Peace and Development (501) 822-1054 0.6 mi. East of Central Belmopan

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests will experience some other worthwhile attractions in this area.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Scenic Hummingbird Highway. It is located in southwestern Belmopan. Perhaps you wouldn't normally include a highway as an attraction, but Hummingbird Highway offers unparalleled views of Belize that are well worth the drive. Connecting Belmopan with Dangriga, this scenic road will take you through dense forests, by small remote villages, up and down mountains, and finally to the coast. If you want to maximize your sight seeing abilities, making a day out of this road and its road side attractions may be the best bet.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Belmopan
Name Type Location
Scenic Hummingbird Highway Scenic Trail 1.3 mi. South West of Central Belmopan Belize

Natural Attractions

Guanacaste National Park

Guanacaste National Park is one of the local attractions that's worth a visit. Nature, culture, and history meet at Guanacaste National Park, where visitors can explore the interrelationships of the three and how they have had an effect on Belize.

Another option that needs mentioning is Heris Nature Park. With over sixty different species of bird, over 350 species of plants, and plenty of amenities, Heris Nature Park offers a balance between pure nature and tourism friendly services. Whether you want to walk the nature trails, shop for flowers, or plan a wedding, the park will have something for you to partake in.

These are just a sample of the choices you'll find. Follow this link to visit our page regarding natural attractions in and around Belmopan.

 

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