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Sights  by Districts

On the eastern coastline of Central America with a mainland and over 200 islands, Belize is a popular tourist destination. It offers many natural attractions with rainforests,  sandy beaches, Mayan ruins and tropical climate.

Link: Large Detail Map of Belize

Belize is divided into 6 districts. Most of the Belize District is in the east central mainland of Belize; the Belize District also includes various offshore islands, including Ambergris Caye,Caye Caulker, St. George's Caye, Caye Chapel, English Caye and Goff's Caye. Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker are considered two of the country's primary tourism areas.

Link: Overview of the Cayes and Atolls

The longest river in the country, the Belize River, passes through the district and joins the Caribbean Sea along its coast. The Northern River, Sibun River, and Manatee River are also in this District.

Corazol Seaside Park
Corozal District is the northern most district. District capital: Corozal Town. Corozal has long been the home of the sugar indu stry in Belize and the fortunes of its people have risen and fallen with the cane stalks. While sugar production and agriculture are central to the way of life of many rural Corozalenos, occupations in the tourism industry are slowly becoming more prominent.

                                    Link:  Map of Corozal Town

Belize District
Belize old Prsion. Today it its the Belize National Museum
The Belize District was the area first settled by Europeans. They developed estates along the rivers and creeks; because these waterways were their transportation highways. The district is dominated by Belize City and offers a host of attractions including several sanctuaries, the world class Belize Zoo, a new mBelize City Channel clos to Swing Bridgeuseum, historic government buildings, churches and the incredible Maya site at Altun Ha. The city is a great place to spend a day or two learning about Belize's history and its multi-cultural heritage while mingling with the amiable, laid back Belizeans who greet you with a smile. It's also the perfect place to plan and begin your discovery of Belize and offers all kinds of access to any destination in the country.

Ambergris Caye
Ambergirs Caye from the Roof of Sun Breeze
The largest of all the cayes, Ambergris Caye is renowned for its beaches and proximity to the coral reef. From here you can indulge any wet adventure you can dream up; Sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and manatee watching are among the most popular. San Pedro, the caye's hub, offers any variety of accommodations, restaurants, bars and nightlife. For a change of pace and scenery, the bay side of the caye is a great place to get acquainted with Belizean bird life.

Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker Office Building

Just south of Ambergris is the relaxed and slow paced Caye Caulker where you can indulge your island fantasies on a quiet beach and get to know the Mestizo and Creole culture, customs and traditions. Offering budget accommodations and excursions with a full range of services, Caulker is also well known for its friendly, easygoing people who make it difficult for you to leave this sunny, sleepy little island.

Great Blue Hole

Great Blue Hole of Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off of the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef system during the last , a small atoll 60 miles from the mainland and Belize City. The hole circular in shape, over 1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep. It was formed as a limestone caveice age when sea levels were much lower. As the ocean began to rise again the caves flooded, and the roof collapsed.

Orange Walk
New River the "Road" to Lamanai
Orange Walk district is the second-largest district in the country. The capital of the district is Orange Walk Town. Several settlements in the district are also home to German speaking Amish Mennonites ruin of , creole, and maya ketchi. The district is also the home of two rivers, the Rio Hondo, which also forms part of the border with Mexico, and the New River. In this district you can also find Belize's largest body of water, the New River Lagoon. Orange Walk District also includes the ancient Maya Lamanai.

Cayo with the Xunatunich Archaeological Site
Located in the western interior of Belize, Cayo is a 1500 square mile district that encompasses a good portion of the Maya Mountains and has more than its fair share of ancient Maya sites Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, and Caracol to visit and explore. To the east is the capital city of Belmopan and to the far west, visitor friendly San Ignacio, the main city of the district. Between the two lie a world of forests teeming with wildlife and immaculately beautiful tropical watersheds catered to by a variety of jungle and river lodges to suit any style, budget and adventure.

Stann Creek

Stann Creek or Dangriga with a Garifuna Party

The journey in by road on the Hummingbird Highway, with breath- taking vistas of the rainforests and the Maya Mountains, takes you all the way into culture rich Dangriga, historic home of the Garifuna people. Opportunity for marine adventure abounds with the nearby coral reef, cayes and coastal villages, while the Cockscomb Basin bears witness to Belize's lush broadleaf tropical forests that are home to countless species of plants and animals. Placencia is a long narrow peninsula on the Caribbean Sea coast of the Stann Creek District in Belize. Within the preserve is Victoria Peak, the highest point in Belize, at 1120 meters . Stann Creek is ideal for its accessibility to a huge variety of Belizean discovery destinations both inland and out in the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean.

The Beach on PlacenciaWhite sand beaches, brilliant blue waters and a hundred ways to enjoy the coastal treasures of Belize await you at Placencia. Spend your days in the water diving, fishing, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach, and your nights at the many interesting restaurants and watering holes that feature local food, culture and live music

Toledo. The Young Generation of BelizeansNearly 1700 square miles of prime opportunity for the adventure minded and the adrenaline addicted is the Toledo district of Belize. A cultural lean towards the Mopan and Kekchi Maya is evident and homestays will give you an inside look at how the Maya have balanced tradition with the demands of a modern world. The ancient Maya cities of Nim Li Punit, Lubaantun, and Uxbenka; intricate cave systems and pristine rainforests headline a long list of attractions accessible from the coastal city of Punta Gorda, including lagoons, rivers, creeks and cayes. Wildlife, birds, trees and plants in astounding variety make Toledo a nature lover's paradise.

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