- Category: Belize
- Published on Thursday, 08 September 2011 01:36
- Written by Trys
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Belize City is the largest city in the Central American nation of Belize. Unofficial estimates place the population of Belize City at 80,000 or more. It is located at the mouth of the Belize River on the coast of the Caribbean. The city is the country's principal port and its financial and industrial hub. Several cruise ships drop anchor outside the port and are tended by local citizens. The city was almost entirely destroyed in 1961 when Hurricane Hattie swept ashore on 31 October. It was the capital of British Honduras (as Belize was then named) until the government was moved to the new capital of Belmopan in 1970.
Belize is not a country to come to just to lie on a beach. There is so much more to see and do; such as the world-heritage-protected natural wonder of the Belizean barrier reef, the Cayo foothills riddled with amazing caves, mighty rivers and awesome rainforests. Guests can revel in a continuous corridor of government-protected wildlife reserves covering 40% of the country's landmass, over 700 species of trees and over 500 species of birds, and the substantial remains of ancient Mayan cities spread throughout its 8867 square miles and dating back more than a thousand years. Belize has many fascinating, day-filling Belize tours to offer you!
Belize takes its eco-tourism seriously, and trains its guides to an unusually high standard of expertise in delivering responsible tours (within the city and throughout the country) for which they are responsible. You can expect wide-ranging knowledge, as well as the friendly willingness to be of service for which Belizeans are famous. You will probably find you have more photos of you and your partner together than is normally the case when you go on holiday, because your guides are always willing to take those pictures for you.
The best Belizean holidays are those that combine a range of sea-based activities with inland tours. The tours are normally great value as well - just click on our individual tours link to see the wide range of really worthwhile Belize tours we have researched and can recommend without reservation.