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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. Housed in the country's former main jail (built of brick in 1857), the museum preserves one cell in its original …
Top Choice Belizean in Belize City

Nerie's II Restaurant

Nerie's offers most accompaniments imaginable to rice and beans, including curried lamb, stewed cow foot, lobster, gibnut and deer. Begin with a choice of soups, including chicken, escabeche (with chicken, lime and …
Top Choice Cafe in Belize City


An oasis in downtown Belize City, this cosmopolitan cafe serves quality coffee as well as paninis and sandwiches. There is a smart air-conditioned lounge area inside but you really want to be under the green cloth u…
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…
Top Choice 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…
Ice Cream in Belize City

Ice Cream Shoppe

When the heat hits unbearable head to this boutique ice-cream parlor and cool off with delicious homemade ice cream in a variety of great flavors, including some starring local fruits. Order a few scoops and sit bac…
Gallery in Belize City

Image Factory

The country's most innovative and exciting art gallery stages new exhibitions most months, usually of work by Belizean artists. Opening receptions are mostly held early in the month on the deck, which looks out on H…
Belizean in Belize City

Nerie's I Restaurant

One of two branches of this local institution serving up budget-friendly quality Creole food.
International in Belize City

Celebrity Restaurant

We love Celebrity because it is a semi-swanky place that is not inside a hotel. The place has an extensive menu that includes American favorites, such as steaks and sandwiches, Mexican fare like fajitas and quesadil…
Bar in Belize City

Bird's Isle Restaurant

Bird's Isle may be the best that Belize City has to offer. An island oasis at the southern tip of town, it manages to defy the urban grit that lies just a few blocks away. Locals and tourists alike flock to the open…