Attractions

Top Choice Zoo in West of Belize City

Belize Zoo

If most zoos are maximum-security wildlife prisons, then the Belize Zoo is more like a halfway house for wild animals that can't make it on the outside. A must-visit on any trip to Belize District, the zoo has many …
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 on the deck, …
Ruins in Old Northern Highway

Altun Ha

Altun Ha, the Maya ruins that have inspired Belikin beer labels and Belizean banknotes, stands 31 miles north of Belize City, off the Old Northern Hwy. While smaller and less imposing than some other Maya sites in t…
Nature Reserve in Crooked Tree

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Between November and April, migrating birds flock to the lagoons, rivers and swamps of the massive Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, which is managed by Belize Audubon. The best birdwatching is in April and May, when…
Wildlife Reserve in Monkey Bay

Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

A natural, privately protected area just off one of the country's main highways, this 1070-acre wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center offers lodging and activities for casual travelers, as well as in…
Museum in Community Baboon Sanctuary

CBS Museum & Visitor's Center

In a newly constructed building, CBS Museum & Visitor's Center has a number of good exhibits and displays on the black howler, other Belizean wildlife and the history of the sanctuary. Included with the admissio…
Museum in Old Belize

Old Belize Exhibit

This is the original Old Belize, which manages to pack the country's entire ecological, archaeological, industrial and political history into a 15-minute mini-train ride through a museum. It starts in the rainforest…