Belize Tourism: attractions, places of interest, nature and tourist landmarks
Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is the only country in Central America that does not have access to the Pacific Ocean and only has a coastline on the Caribbean Sea in the east. English speaking travelers will feel very safe and convenient there as English is the official language of Belize.Most of the tourist routes start in Belize City, the largest city and the old capital of the country. Due to several natural disasters and a devastating hurricane in 1961, it was decided to change the capital, but Belize City still has many attractive attractions. The central part of the city is the location of the Government House which was formerly the residence of the British Governor General. Today, the building has been transformed into a 'House of Culture' and is open to all.
Old Belize looks more like a giant open-air museum. This is a great place to explore the country's past and see authentic items from different notable periods in the country's history, from the Mayan era to the colonial period. Once you explore the historic buildings, head to the beautiful Old Belize Marina.
The only beach in town is also located here. Don't forget to visit St. John's Cathedral built in 1812 as this Anglican church is considered the oldest building in the country. The most famous cultural monuments include the Belize Museum, the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts, Image Factory and Eco-museum Belize.
Active relaxation remains one of Belize's major attractions. In this country one can experience some of the best zip-lines in the world, during which you will fly safely over the jungle attached to a cable by a harness. The zip line routes are very long here and consist of platforms built over huge trees. Other popular activities include cave diving and snorkeling.