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- A quick stop here to document your Belize visit for a social media post is a must. Take a pic from behind the palms adds character and depth.Written 17 May 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The water taxi is within 5 minute walking distance from the Great House Inn and the Radisson Fort George Marina Belize City Hotel. This is a high speed boat that will transport you from Belize City to Caye Caulker or the last stop is San Pedro. Please note that if you sit along the sides of the boat you may get splashed with water. Sitting in the center seats you stay dryer. If you have a hotel near the beaches in Cay Caulker or San Pedro there are limited flights from Belize City airport. This is another mode of transportation to get to these other cities.Written 22 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I had a lot of fun exploring and seeing new things great service and wonderful views. I advise more people to go have fun Belize is a wonderful place and I will love people to recognize it more so you go have fun and go explore more ok have a blessed yearWritten 3 June 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- As had been the case at the national museums & national palaces visited elsewhere in South & Central Americas (with or without actually being called as those for history), it was my initial expectation of this museum to be one for the national history but which instead turned out to be some "multi-themed" kind of museum with yes history as one of the themes (specifically the colonial history with an "emphasis on slavery" as can be learned from a number of big info displays & also to see some text-and-sketch depictions of piracy in the colonial time) but also including non-history themes from modern art (not too impressive of a collection of "small paintings" though) to Mayan archaeology (just fairly few artifacts in scattered glass cases) to ecology as relating to birds & insects which are native to the country (some different species in limited numbers but some stuffed birds quite impressive to look at) with each theme just kind of "lightly touched on", I would say, so just not much time is needed to cover the two levels of this museum. And so actually, more than by the pretty average interior, I was impressed by an "outward grandness" of this long rectangular heritage-styled building with a nice lawn in front for a great view from either end of the building (definitely on a smaller scale but generally in a similar style as the Palacio Nacionals elsewhere in Central America such as those of Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala & Mexico).
And not too close to this museum but just on the same side of the Creek are "2 landmarks" of the country, namely Baron Bliss Lighthouse & the colorful 'Belize' sign (at a "serene location" right by the sea should not be missed for some great pics not just with one but with both landmarks in "the same pic"). .Written 16 January 2021
- We were very impressed by how organized, punctual and effective they are with their passengers, luggage and everything else they transport to and from the islands! The boats are not big, so they can be harsh on the back in rougher seas like we had on the way to San Pedro. The way back was smooth and relaxed.
When booking a round trip online, you don't get you choose a return date and time. This can only be picked upon checkin at the terminal. We found out though, that if you email them beforehand mentioning your rountrip reservation, they can reserve a specific date and time for the return for you. This was very important to us, as we were 4 with luggage and needed to be on a specific ferry back to the mainland...Written 12 March 2020
- Really great way to get around and see the islands! We used this water taxi several times on our stay and definitely recommend itWritten 18 February 2020
- We only went to the restaurant here. It was an easy place to stop and park and had good food and drinks. We did not visit the pool /beach area, but it looked very fun, so a great place to stop if you had kids.Written 14 August 2019
- This was something I never thought I would do but am glad I did it. The tour guide was absolutely amazing - calm, patient, and considerate. He was a good speaker and we all had an excellent time.Written 2 May 2022
- Just one of a "modest stature" is how I would describe this brick cathedral (with not two but just one tower and no high & wide front facade or such) but which yet is a charming one which I would say is also in part due to its "nice & neat" grounds (mainly a small lawn but also like a mini-garden with a pathway along the edge which goes all the way around the Cathedral). And yes, after the walk around the building & taking a peek inside from the entrance was just heading back out due to the admission (which I never had to pay on my cathedral visits except at some big cathedrals with museums & such inside which I'm quite sure is not the case inside this one).
And actually just across the street from one side of this cathedral is the Government House which is a 2-storied beautiful heritage building with a spacious front lawn & a not-too-high lovely fence (but closed to public at the time due to some renovation or such going on). And also nearby, at just about a 5-minute walk from this cathedral (by heading back along the street between this cathedral & the Government House in the direction of downtown but a right turn shortly after leaving) is the waterfront area like a "long promenade" from which there's a view of both the Creek & the sea beyond (from near one end of the promenade).Written 17 January 2021
- The children will like it because it's more of a pool than anything. Good music and relaxing area. The slides need to be resurface cause they cut you a little.Written 6 August 2019
- In a nice quiet area of the city (though not far from downtown at just about a 10-minute walk from here) is this about-medium-sized lighthouse which is not much of a remarkable structure in itself but one I'm sure is a "distinct landmark" of Belize; and just in a very close vicinity to this lighthouse is also another national landmark which is not just a simple sign spelling out the name of the country but one consisting of nice-sized letters each with a different color; and yes quite a nice photo-op is one with both the Lighthouse & the Name Sign along with the "wide-open sea" right behind them (by standing beside the Name Sign and taking the pic in like a diagonal position with the Lighthouse at the back). Also likely a good timing or such was being here at about 3 or 4 pm when the sea was like "a sheet of silver sparkles" created by the afternoon sun as seen after going up the short stone wall near the Lighthouse (really somewhat of a "unique scene" I would say to enjoy from this relaxing location with actually also like a cafe just across the street from the Lighthouse although not having tried it myself).
And not right next to it like the 'Belize' sign but just at about a 5-minute walk away from this lighthouse is a memorial park or such (a "somewhat sizeable" rectangular lawn area) with some few cannons & national flags and also a number of these "small multi-colored" structures likely some storage facilities (and a good view of the park from the small round-shaped pavilion or such on the lawn).Written 14 January 2021
- Be sure to stop and do these 2 hikes. The first is a challenging “straight up” hike to a valley lookout. This hike is steep and challenging so you will earn your waterfall swim afterward. Then go to the waterfall for a quick chilly swim – so refreshing after the lookout hike. The rangers are super friendly and helpful.Written 24 February 2021
- The swing bridge connects the north side of Belize City with the south side and spans Haulover Creek, a tributary of the Belize River.Written 31 January 2022
- The spot we went to snorkel, off the island, was very choppy and we didn't see as many fish/coral as we have other places. It could've just been the day.
The manmade island is pretty, but the swimming and snorkeling on the island is not ideal. The water is chest deep and not clear. The food is ok and the bathrooms smell.
You can see many starfish and collect lots of shells as you walk around! They have a full bar and serve coconut water as they collect them from the palms. The boat ride back to our ship made this trip! Between the drinks, entertaining staff, music and dancing, we had a good time.Written 8 August 2018
- I didn't want to go here because I heard a lot of stories about going in city but we tried it and survived. Area is very small and not much to see. It was amazing though to see how they set everything up differently. If you want to see it and not afraid of the city's stories then go see.Written 4 July 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Belize City
- The best day trips from Belize City according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Coral Garden Shark and Sting Ray Alley Snorkeling
- Belize Cave tubing & Altun Ha Mayan Temples Combo with lunch
- Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio
- Lamanai and the New River Safari in Belize
- Belize Cave Tubing