Belize City, the largest city in the Central American nation of Belize, is located at the mouth of the Belize River on the coast of the Caribbean. For those who spend some time at this small but somehow sprawling metropolis, rather than leave immediately to visit the northern cays, the city will reveal a distinguished history, and several superb sights, and through interaction with the city’s inhabitants, visitors appreciate that the city’s astonishing energy and contrasting easy-going Caribbean atmosphere is principally due to the wonderful variety of ethnic groups.
Visit the Marine and Coastal Zone Museums at the north side’s Marine Terminal that offer displays of the eco systems that support the reef and cays, and the historical Fort George Lighthouse. Appreciate what the Baron Bliss Memorial means to the locals, and explore the Museum of Belize that leaves you with a real sense of the extent and impact of the Maya civilization. The city’s commercial centre houses banks, large stores, an enclosed marketplace, and a variety of gift and souvenir shops.