Places in Along the Western Highway
The village of Hattieville – 15 miles southwest of Belize City – takes its name from the infamous Hurricane Hattie that wreaked havoc around the country in 1961. A refugee camp was set up to shelter the many residents of Belize City who were left homeless after the devastating storm. Many residents ended up staying permanently, and so was born the village of Hattieville.
Located just 5 miles outside of Belize City, this strange museum and adventure park was apparently designed to provide hurried cruise-ship tourists with a neatly encapsulated version of Belizean history and culture. Somebody soon realized that most cruisers are looking for sun and fun more than history and culture, so they built a beach (with requisite beach bar).
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