Belize City and Northern Belize
Northern Belize is the gateway to Belize from Mexico. The Corozal and Orange Walk districts offer understated but spectacular treasures to explore. Lamanai, arguably Belize’s finest archaeological reserve, picturesquely rises from the jungle along the New River lagoon. Fortress Cerros, perches above the azure Corozal Bay and guards the mouth of the New River. Endless sugar cane fields are harvested and prepared for export and also used to refine some of the best rum in the Caribbean.
Belize City is the commercial hub and main port for Belize with the most prominent examples of Belize’s colonial history and architecture. St. John’s Cathedral is the oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America while the Museum of Belize showcases stunning ancient artifacts and historic memorabilia and was once the site of Her Majesty’s prison.
Day tours from the city include visits to: the Temple of the Sun God at Altun Ha, native species at the Belize Zoo, bird and wildlife sanctuaries for howler monkeys as well as the exhilarating adventures of cave-tubing and zip lining. Fish from the Belize river to the barrier reef or discover outstanding snorkelling and scuba diving on the barrier reef, the atolls and the Blue Hole.
Highlights Of Belize City And Northern Belize:
Gateway from Mexico
Maya sites of Lamanai, Cerros, Santa Rita and La Milpa
Tropical Forest of the Rio Bravo Management Area and Hillbank
Jabiru Stork of Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Black Howler Monkeys of Community Baboon Sanctuary
The Belize Zoo
Museum of Belize
House of Culture
Bliss Institute of Creative Arts
Goff’s Caye Marine Reserve
Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary
Sibun River for Snook and Tarpon Fishing
#13 Cork Street
Belize City, Belize