With the heart of a Central American country and the soul of a Caribbean isle, Belize is ripe for exploration. Ancient Mayan ruins are invisible amid lush, jungle-covered mountaintops where toucans, iguanas, and howler monkeys roam. While visiting, hike rainforest trails, take a zip-line course through the treetops, or hop on an inner tube and float through spectacular limestone caves. The country’s network of rivers and tumbling waterfalls flows out to the Caribbean Sea, where the barrier reef beckons with some of the world’s best diving.


Getting Ashore

Cruise ships anchor outside of Belize City harbor and guests take tender rides to the Tourism Village docks.

Fast Fact

Belize is the 2nd-youngest country in the Western Hemisphere. It gained independence from Great Britain in 1981.

Port Shopping

Tourism Village, right at the tender docks, is where you’ll find recommended and guaranteed stores with duty-free deals.


Belize Zoo

The 29-acre tropical savannah is home to over 150 local wildlife species, including tapirs, jaguars, spider monkeys, and more.


Altun Ha

The closest archaeological site to Belize City, this ancient Mayan ceremonial center has 2 main plazas with over 13 excavated temples and residential structures.



The most impressive of the ancient Mayan sites is composed of 6 major plazas with more than 25 temples and palaces.


Crystal Caves

Explore deep within the ancient Mayan underworld known as Xibalba during a cave-tubing adventure deep within the jungle.

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Embark on an exhilarating underwater quest on a half-day tour of the Belize Barrier Reef, exploring its colorful coral and meeting resident sea life.

Ride a riverboat through the lush rainforest to the ancient Mayan ceremonial ruins of Lamanai. Learn about tropical plants and animals along the way, and enjoy a typical Belizean lunch.

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Fort Street Tourism Village

Duty-free luxury shops just steps from the tender dock.

The Belizean dollar, but most places accept US dollars.

Did You Know?

Belize has the lowest population density in Central America, with about 35 people per square mile. In comparison, the US ratio is 84 people per square mile.