Handpicked by a Belize Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Biggest Cities in Belize'.

In Belize, cities have diverse populations. You can get to know Mennonites, Garífuna people, Belizean Belizeans, and descendants of the ancient Maya. These cities are usually not far from cultural destinations, such as Mayan ruins, or one of the many natural attractions in the rural fields of Belize.

Belize City

Belize City   Almost all visitors to Belize will arrive in the largest city in the country at some time or another, but unfortunately Belize City is not an attractive destination for most. Most of the visitors that come here are just passing through, Belize City is a transportation hub for all international and domestic flights, as well as the ferry that leaves from Ambergris and Caulk...


Belmopan Belize is a country on the east coast of Central America, where it borders Mexico and Guatemala. The country has a coast in the east with the Caribbean Sea. Belize covers a total area of about 22,800 square km and a population of 368,310. Belize has one of the lowest population densities in Central America, and a population growth rate of 1.87% per year. Here we present the five lar...


Dangriga   After Belize City, Dangriga is the largest coastal town in Belize. With 12,500 inhabitants, it is a busy shopping center, where surrounding residents come to buy food, tools and other necessities. Dangriga does not really offer much with regard to tourism services, but curious travelers who are wandering the busy streets can interact with the locals and have a true vision of...


Hopkins Hopkins is a small and quiet town on the central Caribbean Coast. It has an extensive and beautiful beach strip, a large freshwater lagoon and a Garifuna population that is dedicated to the preservation of its traditions.   Hopkins has a little more than 1,000 residents. The main road of the town is quite extensive and is located along the coast. The road is ballast and bumpy,...

Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda Located 195 miles (315 km) from Belize City, Punta Gorda is an established coastal town on the southern tip of Belize. This serves as a gateway to the Cayos Sapodillas Marine Reserve, a group of atolls, shallow islands known for their colorful coral gardens and vibrant marine life. It is also a good base to visit the Río Blanco National Park and some of the accommodations in remote...

San Ignacio

San Ignacio San Ignacio, often referred to as Cayo, is a quiet town on the western slopes of the Mayan Mountains. Located along the Western Highway, San Ignacio is very popular among travelers, as it offers all the tourist comforts, while maintaining its authenticity. The town is near the Macal River and is surrounded by green hills, where adventure awaits. Considered as the adventure ca...

San Pedro Village

San Pedro Village The town of San Pedro occupies several blocks from the coast and is where most of the 17,000 inhabitants of the island live. The coast is full of guest houses, small hotels, restaurants by the sea and dozens of shops for diving or snorkeling, where you can book excursions or rent equipment. While the narrow stretch of sand that covers the ocean in San Pedro is more a passag...

Villa Placencia

Villa Placencia The beachfront reggae bars, the colorful pensions and a wide beach area attract tourists from the Placencia community. Located at the end of the 16 miles (28 kilometers) of the Placencia peninsula, this is the liveliest destination in the region. It offers restaurants, shops, nightlife, accommodation and tourist services. The best way to get to know the surroundings is b...

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