Top 6 Things to do in Belize District, Belize

February 2, 2018 Karren Gelb

Belize District in Belize, from Central America region, is best know for Zoos. Discover best things to do in Belize District with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Belize District

1. The Belize Zoo

George Price Highway, La Democracia, Belize +501 822-8000
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Belize Zoo

The Belize Zoo is an institution that cares for over 150 native wildlife, and promotes Conservation, Education, Recreation, and Research. It is also the first nature destination in Belize that is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. We are committed to the conservation of Belize's wildlife and its habitats through the establishment of a well maintained zoological facility and education center, both poised to bring about a greater environmental awareness to the people living in Belize, and to visitors from abroad. In 2014, the Zoo became the first nature destination in the country accessible to persons with physical disabilities. TBZ believes that by bringing the people closer to the animals, which are their natural heritage, they will feel proud of these special resources, and wish to protect them for future generations. All Zoo "residents" were once pets; donated to the Zoo; rescues found injured, abandoned or orphaned and brought in rehabilitation; or born at the Zoo. The Belize Zoo receives no financial support from the Government of Belize, and generates funding to care for its residents through admission fees, tours, donations, and adoption and membership programs.

Reviewed By Isabella B

We were here for about 1 1/2 hours and we saw almost all the animals!The entrance fee is 5 US dollars and we also paid an extra 5 dollars US (per person) to high five the baby jaguar! I completely recommend doing this because its super fun but theres also other things you can pay to do including feeding the national bird.

2. Xunantunich Mayan Site and Belize Botanic Gardens Tour

Belize (011)501-223-6025
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Xunantunich Mayan Site and Belize Botanic Gardens Tour

Reviewed By Tom P - Crystal Lake, Illinois

We visited via horseback from Ka'ana resort. The ruins are not as heavily visited as others and therefore not nearly as crowded. It is a very active site as for the excavating that is going on and you can see the painstaking work that goes into the discovery and preservation.
Also got to see a family of howler monkeys.

3. Altun Ha Ruins

45 km north of Belize City, Belize +501 625-6976
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4.5 based on 735 reviews

Altun Ha Ruins

This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most well-known Mayan ruins in Belize.

Reviewed By pbj743 - Toronto, Canada

Had a few extra hours while waiting for a flight at Belize City Airport.
A limo driver and taxi driver offered to take us there (30-40 minutes drive each way) and wait for 45-60 minutes while we were at the site for $125USD and $100USD respectively. Stumbled upon a tour guide dropping off a customer at the airport who offered to take us there and provide a guided tour for $40USD per person (there was two of us).
Great tour, glad we made the effort to check out the site and take in some of the local culture.
The tour guide was great; she told us all about Belize's history and culture on the drive and made our time at Altun Ha much more worthwhile.

4. Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River

Belize City, Belize
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4.5 based on 324 reviews

Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River

Reviewed By pfefmeister - Petaluma, California

Belize City is a dumpy town, and you have two choices - take a water taxi to a nearby island or go to the Mayan ruins of Altus Ha. With limited time, we chose the ruins. We hired a local driver for two people for $70 (round trip). Admission is $5 per person. It takes about an hour to wander around and climb the structures. We listened in on one of the guides with a large group. Mildly interesting, but not awe inspiring. Maybe we should have taken the water taxi to the Islands instead, but the weather was not conducive for a beach day.

5. Community Baboon Sanctuary

Bermudian Landing | Opposite Soccer field, Belize +501 660-3545
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4.5 based on 188 reviews

Community Baboon Sanctuary

The Community Baboon Sanctuary is one of the first of its kind in the the world in terms of how it is set up. It is a Non Governmental,community base organization which is manage by the Women's Conservation Group(Local women from the area). The Community Baboon Sanctuary is home to more than 3500 howler monkeys and over 250 species of birds. A wide variety of other animals frequent the area..

Reviewed By davoscjims

i applaud what the folks are doing fir the monkeys here—preserving a natural habitat
from a tourist standpoint—the experience involves taking a short walk to a field to view howler monkeys in a tree. that is the experience
the tour guide was friendly informative and was quickly able to locate a tree with about 6 monkeys (2 of which were little ones). the monkeys stay in the trees.
the walk was about 5-10 minutes from the visitor center (a little muddy in some areas).
once you’ve had your fill of seeing the monkeys in the tree you take the same path back to where you began

6. Museum of Belize

Belize City, Belize +501 223-4524
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4 based on 205 reviews

Museum of Belize

Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Closed to the public

Reviewed By Annie N

Couldn't leave Belize City without visiting the museum. It was a nice brief history including the slavery trade and not so bright beginnings of Belize's history. Authentic and nice venue, since the bldg was once a jail! Was worth the price.

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