Belize City attractions

Top Choice Museum in Belize City

Museum of Belize

This modern museum in the Fort George District provides an excellent overview of the story of Belize, told through exhibits housed in the country's former main jail (built of brick in 1857). Fascinating displays, hi…
Top Choice Island in Belize City

Goff's Caye

Some of the most spectacular snorkeling in Belize happens just a short swim off the powder-white sands of Goff's Caye, a tiny, uninhabited island just a 30-minute boat ride to the southeast of Belize City. With noth…
Top Choice Landmark in Belize City

Swing Bridge

This heart and soul of Belize City life, crossed by just about everyone here just about every day, is said to be the only remaining manually operated bridge of its type in the world. The bridge, a product of Liverpo…
Gallery in Belize City

Image Factory

The country's most innovative and exciting art gallery stages new exhibitions and hosts regular book launches, usually of work by Belizean artists. Opening receptions are mostly held early in the month, out on the d…
Historic Site in Belize City

Government House

Fronting the sea down at the end of Regent St, this handsome two-story wooden colonial mansion served as the residence of Britain's superintendents and governors of Belize from the building's construction in 1814 un…
Church in Belize City

St John's Cathedral

Immediately inland of Government House stands St John's Cathedral, the oldest Anglican church in Central America. It was built by slave labor between 1812 and 1820 using bricks brought from Britain as ballast. Notab…
Landmark in Belize City

Digi Park

A pleasant waterside recreation area complete with food huts selling local and international cuisine, a playground and a walled-in sandy area with water access, although you'd probably want to avoid swimming here. T…
Historic Building in Belize City

Court House

You can’t miss the prominent Court House on Regent St, built in 1926 as the headquarters for Belize’s colonial administrators to replace an earlier wooden structure of similar design that was destroyed by fire. It s…
Museum in Belize City

Traveller's Heritage Center Museum

Out on the northern highway, this is an interesting little rum museum. You'll get to see the bottling process, learn how to make Belizean cocktails and sample the goods.
Monument in Belize City

Baron Bliss Tomb

At the tip of the Fort George peninsula lies the granite Baron Bliss Tomb, the final resting place of Belize's most famous benefactor, who never set foot on Belizean soil while alive. Next to the tomb stands the For…