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The Belize District is centrally located between the northern and southern borders of the country with a variety of transportation options to any point both inland and out to the cayes. Fishing, snorkeling, diving and swimming are excellent around nearby St. George’s and Goff’s caye while the rivers and lagoons are great for boating and sightseeing
While the international airport is located just outside of Belize City, the city is mostly a pass-through destination for the rest of the country. If you do decide to explore the city we recommend going with an organized tour or for the more adventurous hiring a cab with specific instructions on what destination you want to visit. Popular points include the shops at the cruise ship port, the small but interesting history museum or grabbing a bite at a local restaurant. The best time to visit Belize City is during the daytime.
The rest of the district’s 1,633 square miles sits in stark contrast to the city itself with large areas of mangrove swamp and marshland near the water that shifts to pine savannah and tropical bush toward the interior. Beautiful lagoons, two to the north of the city and two much farther south, deliver a scenic change to the mostly low lying coastal plain. Inland waterways vein much of the district, creating habitats where hundreds of species of wildlife thrive.