Towering over the coastline, the Fort George Lighthouse was built as part of the memorial for Baron Bliss, Belize’s greatest benefactor. Photo © Nick M., licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Exploring Fort George in Belize City

The Fort George area, a peninsula ringed by Marine Parade Boulevard and Fort Street, is one of the most pleasant in Belize City. Meander in the neighborhood and you’ll pass some impressive homes and buildings, including a few charming old guesthouses.

A small group of people enjoying a performance by a local band in Belize.

Where to Find the Best Live Music in San Pedro

San Pedro’s musical offerings reflect a mix that keeps visitors and locals happy on a year-round basis—from soothing Latin melodies over dinner to light rock, jazz, and blues bands catering to travelers and expats. Here’s a weeklong itinerary that covers it all.

A howler monkey clutches at branches and looks directly into the camera.

The Community Baboon Sanctuary in Belize

The Community Baboon Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization consisting of 220 members in seven local communities who have voluntarily agreed to manage their land with baboon preservation in mind. Learn more about visiting the sanctuary, as well as the history of the organization.

At the edge of the lagoon, a stork runs with its wings prepared to take flight.

Belize’s Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

A 33-mile drive from Belize City, or a little over an hour by bus, the island village and wildlife sanctuary of Crooked Tree are primary destinations for serious bird-watchers. Lily Girma provides an overview of Crooked Tree, including information on hiking, lagoons, and the annual cashew festival.

A plate heaped with rice and a couple pieces of chicken stewed with a reddish-orange tint.

Belizean Restaurants & Cuisine in Belize City

Belize City is packed with traditional Creole eateries. From jam rolls and flaky pastries to traditional Belizean fare like stew chicken, fish fillets, and meat pies, there are plenty of food options to choose from in this roundup of the city’s best restaurants.

Two people floating in inner tubes with the dark entrance of a cave behind them.

Finding Adventure in Belize

Get your heart racing by exploring the largest cave system in Central America, more than 11 national parks, and numerous forest and marine reserves and wildlife sanctuaries. Author Lily Girma shares the exciting kinds of adventure that await you in Belize.