Caribbean Tourism

BELIZE: Set on the southeastern shore of Central America

Set on the southeastern shore of Central America, Belize offers dazzling dimension in its natural attractions. The richness of its soil and seas offers a treat for tourists seriously inclined toward island exploration.


But one of the highlights of a visit to Belize is diving. The 200-mile Great Barrier Reef, longest in the Western Hemisphere, also appeals to sport fisherman. Conveniently located 300 yards from the reef, Ambergris Caye offers comfortable seaside accommodations, BELIZE

Set on the southeastern shore of Central America, Belize offers dazzling dimension in its natural attractions. The richness of its soil and seas offers a treat for tourists seriously inclined toward island exploration.

But one of the highlights of a visit to Belize is diving. The 200-mile Great Barrier Reef, longest in the Western Hemisphere, also appeals to sport fisherman. Conveniently located 300 yards from the reef, Ambergris Caye offers comfortable seaside accommodations, good dive equipment, charters and expert instruction.

Most arrive in Belize City, which is divided in two by an old drawbridge and distinguished by British Colonial architecture. The cityscape is dominated by St. John's, the oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America, dating back to the 19th century. Hotels are few but of generally good quality. A little investigation turns up some interesting cuisine and a little low-key nightlife.

But tourism reaches far beyond the city. Tiny townseological sites are displayed at Belmopan, the capital. Climbers scale the Maya mountains and Victoria's Peak while wildlife watchers favor the sanctuary at Crooked Tree.


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Introduction

Belize is a truly unique untouched country in the heart of the Caribbean Basin. This independent, democratic country boasts crashing...

BELIZE: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: Aerocaribe. American. Continental. TACA. AIRPORTS: Phillip S.W. Goldson International Airport is 9 mls from Belize City and not...

BELIZE: MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS: Atlantic Bank. Bank of Nova Scotia. Barclays Bank. Belize Bank. International Offshore Banking Services. Western Union Money...

BELIZE: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY: Belize lies on the east coast of Central America bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and the...

BELIZE: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING: Tipping is completely at the discretion of the individual. Dress code is casual. NIGHTLIFE: Las Vegas style casino at the Princess...

BELIZE: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES: The Belize Tourism Board P.O. Box 325 64 Regent Street Belize City, Belize Tel: 011-501-227-2420 Fax: 011-501-227-2423...