Often the first stop for visitors to beautiful Belize, Belize City is a buzzing metropolitan, and acts as the central hub for business and travel around the country. But before taking off to explore, take time to appreciate all that Belize City has to offer.
Explore the natural beauty of Belize by heading the to the caves in the Belize rainforest. Take a tubing expedition with one of many qualified touring groups, most of which organize free hotel pickup and transportation. If you're looking for an adrenaline rush, look into zip-lining in the rainforest - a truly unforgettable experience.
If you're in the mood for something a little more calming, the Belize Zoo is considered to be one of the finest small zoos in the world, and for good reason. What makes it truly unique is that is only features animals that are native to Belize, such as ocelots, black jaguars, spotted jaguars, pumas, scarlet macaws, crocodiles, dozens of different snakes, and the famous tapir, April.
Just next to the zoo is the wonderful Tropical Education Center. Sitting on 84 acres, experience animals in their natural habitats while hiking or canoeing through the center. Knowledgeable and friendly guides will take you through your visit as you encounter true Belizean wildlife.
For a historic look at Belize, visit the Belize Museum, and discover the plentiful Mayan artifacts that make the country so rich with history. Housed in a former colonial prison, the museum is walk back through time. Be sure to visit the one cell that is still maintained in its original form.
For another encounter with both beauty and history, visit St. John's Cathedral, the oldest Anglican church in all of Central America. Built in 1812, the church is dedicated to its history and legacy.