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Caye Caulker

smaller barrier island in the north

30km

17.7425-88.025

Ambergris Caye

large barrier island in the north

60km

18.013947-87.931039

Stann Creek

district of Belize

67km

16.8667-88.2167

Belmopan

capital of Belize

70km

17.25-88.7675

Orange Walk Town

Orange Walk Town is the capital of the Orange Walk district 57 miles north of Belize City. The agricultural town is not a tourist hotspot but a good base for explorations of Northern Belize and the Mayan ruins Lamanai.

73km

18.075-88.55833333

Corozal Town

city in Belize

96km

18.392972-88.388486

Placencia Peninsula

peninsula in Belize

98km

16.593889-88.366667

Chetumal

city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

106km

18.50361111-88.30527778

Placencia

Placencia is at the southern tip of the resort Placencia peninsula in Belize.

107km

16.51-88.37

Tikal

long considered the largest of Maya ruins (although the ongoing investigations of El Mirador may challenge this claim), this huge and impressive ancient Maya site is probably worth the trip to Guatemala by itself. Stay in the park or in nearby Flores the night before in order to organise an early morning trip to Tikal, to see the sun rise over the ruins. Tours are easily organised from the surrounding areas.

162km

17.222-89.623

Chiapas

From docks on the Rio Grijalva (the only major river within Mexico) near Tuxtla Gutiérrez in Chiapas state, tour launches take you into this steep-walled National Park. You'll likely see vast flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and other waterfowl, as well as crocodiles.

483km

16.41-92.408611
Sights

Bliss Institute

The largest cultural centre in Belize, it also hosts the National Art Collection of Belize.

1.2km

17.493477-88.186068

St. John's Cathedral (Belize City)

An Anglican cathedral that was built in 1812. The cathedral is a landmark of Belize and one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city.

1.7km

17.48861111-88.18777778

Government House, Belize

Once the residence of the British Governor General, this is now a "House of Culture" that is open for visitors.

1.7km

17.48833333-88.18666667

Yarborough Cemetery

This cemetery was in use from 1787 to 1896. It was renovated in 1999 and has been designated an archaeological reserve in 2009.

1.8km

17.488032-88.189813

Altun Ha

archaeological site

32km

17.76395-88.347061

Turneffe Atoll

Atoll off the coast of Belize, Central America

39km

17.33333333-87.86666667

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

43km

17.869-88.003

Lamanai

archaeological site in Belize

58km

17.7525-88.65444444

Belize Barrier Reef

series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize

75km

17.31555556-87.53444444

Great Blue Hole

submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize

75km

17.31527778-87.53444444

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

protected area

99km

16.7162-88.6608

Seine Bight

Seine Bight is a village on the Placencia Peninsula located in the Stann Creek District of Belize. It is located 2 and a half miles south of Maya Beach Village and North of the village of Placencia. This small village has roughly 1,000 inhabitants, mostly Garifuna people who subsist on fishing, hunting, and homegrown vegetables. The early settlers named their village for their favored fishing tackle, Seine fishing and a bight, a bend or curve in a coastline.

101km

16.56666667-88.36666667

Cahal Pech

The main attraction in the town. Cahal Pech is a smallish set of Mayan ruins that were abandoned around 800-900 AD. There is an indoor museum displaying artifacts, a site plan, and information on the ruins in a regional context. There are, allegedly, guided tours, but these are unneeded, as the site is easy to traverse. The entire site should take 1-2 hours at most for a thorough exploration. Once at the ruins, the site is fairly flat, but Cahal Pech is at the top of the hill overlooking San Ignacio. The walk uphill to it from the main town is quite exhausting and is difficult even from the San Ignacio Resort Hotel on the hill. If you have any disability, or are in poor physical condition, you will want to drive.

105km

17.1457-89.0741

Bullet Tree Falls

108km

17.168-89.111

Xunantunich

Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize

114km

17.089059-89.141427

Caracol

Maya city in Belize

130km

16.76388889-89.1175

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Belize City

Belize
Belize City is the largest city in Belize. It is on a small peninsula protruding into the Caribbean Sea. It was the capital city until flooding and other damage from a hurricane in 1961 prompted the government to relocated to Belmopan, closer to the geographic center of the country.

Personal note

The main transit center for anywhere in Belize.

There is a bus every half hour heading west to San Ignacio, if you are lucky you can catch an express, there are quite a few throughout the day.

Almost every day, buses leave Belize City every hour for towns to the north and west. Towns to the south, like Dangriga and Placencia are limited to a few runs each day. The buses are comfortable and safe... and the views are spectacular.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

27.9°C20.2
Precipitation: 152.6 mm

Feb

28.8°C21.1
Precipitation: 73.7 mm

Mar

29.8°C22
Precipitation: 47.8 mm

Apr

31°C23.6
Precipitation: 57.2 mm

May

31.8°C24.8
Precipitation: 136.9 mm

Jun

31.7°C25.4
Precipitation: 229 mm

Jul

31.4°C24.9
Precipitation: 210.1 mm

Aug

31.6°C24.9
Precipitation: 194.4 mm

Sep

31.5°C24.5
Precipitation: 249.4 mm

Oct

30.6°C23.5
Precipitation: 281.9 mm

Nov

29.3°C21.8
Precipitation: 113.9 mm

Dec

28.3°C20.7
Precipitation: 144.7 mm