Belize City is the capital and the largest city in the Central American republic of Belize. It was once known as the capital of the former British Honduras, now holding at least 58,000 people in 16,162 households. Found in the mouth of the Halouver Creek, Belize City empties into the Caribbean Sea through the Belize River, with the Philip Goldson highway near the coast. The city is also the financial and industrial centre of the country, the historical capital, and the command centre of all other industries in the region.
Historical pieces and discoveries, nautical wonders, natural encounters, and a whole lot of positivism from the smiling Creoles are only some of the reasons to visit Belize City. For a traveller, no city is not a destination – especially when the explorer spirit calls.
As said, Belize City is the prime historical capital of the nation, making it an interesting and educational place to stay for a day or two. Here travellers will discover how the Creoles and the natives have lived, struggled (the country has been plagued with calamities aside from the fact that it has underwent political turmoil and instability), and of course, survived. Check out the Museum of Belize in the Fort George District, the Government House, and the St. John's Cathedral for a glimpse of Belize's past. Further in to the city, restaurants that serve the freshest meals can be found. The locals use what they have gathered or caught for the day, serving them to tourists in personalised menus that are fit to satisfy not only the taste buds, but also fill your soul with good food. Restaurants here usually look out to the open, and a view of the Belize River and the marina can be equally satisfying. Of course swimming is in the itinerary; the beaches of Belize opens to the vast Caribbean Sea known to be 'heaven on Earth', while the Belize River provides other water activities such as cruising.
How to get around within Belize City
Taxis are the main mode of transportation in the city, while buses are only available if going out of Belize City. There are no trains, but there are water taxis if opting to travel from port to port. Small aircraft for regional flights are also available from here if not keen on the idea of land travel.
How to get there
To get to the wonderful city of Belize, the primary airport serving the area is the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport found some 30 minutes from the city centre. The airport has international flights between a handful of cities in North, Central, and South America, and a few regional and domestic flights through the local airports outside the capital. Cheap flights can be booked using Skyscanner. Skyscanner is a reliable resource of the cheapest flights from over 600 airlines flying in and out of Belize. For travellers outside the Americas, it is advised to fly down to key cities that have flight connections to Belize and Belize City.
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