The Belize district, located in the east-central mainland of Belize, features the largest city in the country and prior capital, Belize City, as well as the popular offshore destinations of Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, and other islands. The district is home to around 90,000 residents spread out among cities and rural areas across 2,500 square miles of land.
Experience the atmosphere and history in Belize City, where the colonial past can be seen in the architecture, and the surrounding rural landscape gives a comprehensive sense of the country. Walk the bustling streets in the city center to soak up the vibrant culture and taste the delicious local cuisine.
With the international airport in Ladyville just 10 miles from Belize City, a vacation rental in Belize is a great jumping off point for any adventure. Head to the islands for snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing, and fishing among the rich life supported by the Belize Barrier Reef, or venture on land to discover the ample wildlife in the tropical jungles and beyond.
Belize District boasts a diversity of landscapes with coastline, lagoons, wetlands, grasslands, and forests. Head out to the Crooked Tree and Monkey Bay Wildlife Refuges, where you will have a chance to see black howler monkeys, tapirs, crocodiles, otters, iguanas, turtles, and over 500 species of tropical birds!
For a step further back in time, pay a visit to the impressive Mayan ruins of Altun Ha, located at Rock Stone Pond just 30 miles from Belize City. These ruins date back to 250 BC and offer a fascinating look into the lives of this ancient culture that mysteriously vanished so long ago.
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