BELIZE: WHAT TO SEE AND DO
Tipping is completely at the discretion of the individual. Dress code is casual.
Las Vegas style casino at the Princess Hotel & Casino.
Locally produced items - Wood carvings. Straw work. Ceramics. Conch shells & jewelry made from black coral & Belizean pearls. In-bond stores offer a large selection of imported goods & Belizean rum. Oil Paintings.
Sightseeing tours to the Maya ruins of Altun Ha, Caracol, Lubaantun, Santa Rita, Cerros, Lamanai & Nim Li Punit. St. John's Cathedral, Site of Xunantunich, Belmopan, the swinging bridge of Belize City. The Great Barrier Reef, Mountain Pine Ridge, Ambergris Caye & Placencia Resort area. Take a trip to the rain forests on safaris. Belize Zoo. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Bermudian Landing Community Baboon Sanctuary, Great Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye Monument, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley, Laughing Bird Caye, Blue Hole National Park, Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Five Blues Lake, and Guanacaste Park.
- Deep-sea fishing.
- Horseback riding.
- River & Lagoon fishing.
- Scuba Snorkeling.
- Horse Racing.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
- November: Useful Plants of Belize Exhibits. New (Exhibition opened to the general public, held at the San Ignacio Cultural Center. This educational program targets particularly school children). National Award Show (Lifetime Achievement Awards honouring Belizean artist).
- November 19: Garifuna Settlement Day.
- December 25: Christmas Day.
- December 26: Boxing Day. Horse Race (Burrel Boom) and Cycle Race.
There is a regular bus service to Melchor, Guatemala, Mexican Border and Chetumal in Mexico. Maya Island Air and Tropic Air have scheduled flights from Belize City and to the cayes and district towns. Ferry service is also available to the cayes and from Punta Gorda to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, and from Dangriga to Puerto Cortez, Honduras.
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P.O. Box 325
64 Regent Street
Belize City, Belize