What to See in Belize

By | July 15, 2022

Dangriga (Belize)

Dangriga is a resort town located in the central part of the east coast of Belize. The most popular Dangriga beach among tourists and locals is Pelican Beach. It is located in the northern part of the city. 25 km from here in the sea lies Columbus Reef with the resort of Tobacco Cay.

Boats depart from Dangriga to the Barrier Reef, which stretches along the coast of the country for 320 km and is the second largest in the world. In the Caribbean Sea there are about 200 islands belonging to Belize. They are covered with swamps and mangroves, where birds live, and a variety of marine animals live in coastal waters. A large number of Marine parks have been created here, there are places for diving. From Dangriga, most often they go to the Glovers group of islands with quiet beaches and nature reserves.

Placencia (Belize)

The seaside resort of Placencia is located 75 km south of the city of Dangriga on a small peninsula. The resort is known for its picturesque lagoon, along which stretches 5 km of sandy beaches. The Placencia Promenade, which runs along the beaches, was once listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the narrowest promenade in the world. Along it are numerous bars, restaurants and shops. Windsurfing is possible in Placencia, because the peninsula juts out into the sea, where constant northeast winds blow. In the period from February to June, the average wind speed is 6-10 m/s almost every day. In the coastal waters of Placencia there are such inhabitants of the sea as parrot fish, blue king surgeon, grants, needle fish, butterfly fish, as well as giant whale sharks, which breed here from May to June. Any hotel has a rental of diving equipment, so Placencia will be interesting for those who love scuba diving. Boats depart

from Plasencia to the Barrier Reef, which stretches along the coast of the country for 320 km and is the second largest in the world. In the Caribbean Sea there are about 200 islands belonging to Belize. They are covered with swamps and mangroves, where birds live, and a variety of marine animals live in coastal waters. A large number of Marine parks have been created here, there are places for diving. Most often, tourists go to the Glovers group of islands with gorgeous beaches and protected areas.

Punta Gorda (Belize)

Punta Gorda is the southernmost city in Belize. It is located on the Caribbean coast. Along the coastline of the city stretch the beaches, composed of dark sand, where you can sunbathe and swim. The attractions of Punta Gorda include only a colorful market, which operates on the main street of the city on Wednesdays and Saturdays. These days, merchants with handicrafts from all over the country come here.

Not far from Punta Gorda are the ruins of the city of Nim Li Punit. This is the smallest ancient Mayan city in Belize.. It is known for the fact that there are about 26 steles here. The city was built at the foot of the Mayan mountains at an altitude of 67 m above sea level about a thousand years ago. Nim Li Punit is divided into 3 parts – East, West and South. The most interesting is the southern part of the city. Here are the Square of the Steles and the Square of the Royal Graves. On the Square of Steles, you can see 26 steles on which the Mayans recorded the most significant events in the life of the city.

San Pedro, Ambergris Islands (Belize)

According to phonecations, San Pedro is the main city of Ambergris Island (one of the most popular and largest islands in Belize). It is located in the southern part of the island in a picturesque lagoon. The main beaches of both the islands and the country are concentrated in the vicinity of San Pedro . There are luxury hotels, many bars, restaurants and discos. The city has a lot of opportunities for an active, exciting holiday, and not only during the day, but also at night, because life in San Pedro is in full swing around the clock.

The coastal waters of Ambergris Island are considered one of the best places for diving in the country. Here the reef wall is as close to the surface as possible. Off the coast of Ambergrich, you can drift dive, that is, swim in the currents. Of the most interesting dive sites of Ambergris, Shark Ray Alley stands out, where you can swim with stingrays and nurse sharks, Coral Gardens, where at a depth of 3-4 m there are such inhabitants of the sea as minke whales, silverfish, parrot fish, moray eels, barracudas, red crabs and rays, and of course the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Hol Chan is the main attraction of Ambergris Island. It is located in the southern part of the island. This underwater park was the very first of the marine reserves established in Central America. The diving depth here is small, but in some places it can reach 30 m. Under water, there are whole coral mountains with ferns and anemones.

In addition, the island has excellent opportunities for surfing. On the Ambergris coast, from February to June, the average wind speed is 6-10 m/s almost every day.

To the east of the island in the Caribbean Sea there are shallows that are warmed up by the sun and are full of plankton, which attracts a wide variety of fish here, and, accordingly, many anglers. Here you can catch sharks, wahoo, marlin, sailfish, groupers, king mackerel, tuna, tarpon, jack and barracuda. For fishing, you need to buy a tour or apply for a permit yourself.

Ambergris Islands (Belize)