Belize City

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sign-1322964_640Belize city has the charms of historic Mayan ruins to a buzzing night life. Known for its mouth-watering seafood and it also has a whole host of great wildlife settings. Belize is known to survive the worse of hurricanes and fire yet the city makes a fight back to becoming stronger and to thriving.

The best time for tourists to visit Belize City is during the winter when the skies are real clear and the temperatures average in the lows 80s. However, in the months of April and May, the humidity and temperature rises. There’s strong winds from June to Mid November. Prices are naturally cheaper during the off peak season but some restaurants will be closed

Here’s some spots you cannot miss in Belize City. Most of the cruise terminals are on the north side where the tourist attractions are but there’s the oldest Anglican St John’s Cathedral down in the south side along with the Government House. You can also take a walk into the old jail cells at the Museum of Belize and the Government House down at the South Side.

If you love befriending island animals, then a visit to the Belize zoo is a must or you can travel back the the historic Mayan times at the Altun Ha ruins. As for food, the Smoky Mermaid restaurant offers a good cassava-crusted snapper and a pina colada pie. Evenings are just splendid on Bird’s Isle with its natural palm shaded patio. Belize has a185 mile long coral reef area for the avid sea sporstman.

If you like a bit of historic learning, then The House of Culture Museum is a stately ocean side mansion worth seeing and offers a bygone era look with china and silver platter showcased.

Are you a Casino Lover? Belize City has some limited facilities but they can definitely be a welcome break from too much sea and sand. The Golden Princess Casino is located in the Corozal Free Zone Area between the Belize/Mexico Border at only 150km from the Phillip Goldson International Airport and only 8km from the Chetumal Quintana Roo Airport. Check out the website for a no deposit bonus and promotions.

If you are looking for some natural holiday gifts, there’s the National Handicraft Center, where you can pick up a few pieces of coconut-shell earrings and some locally made condiments to hot Marie Sharp’s sauces, habanero jelly and some jugs of sorrel wine for some evening cool finishes. Even though Belize City has no natural sandy beaches, you can walk along Cucumber Beach, which is about five miles outside of town. Belize City will leave you wanting more of its quaint nostalgic charm.