Insider's Guide to Belize City

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

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Ambergris Caye is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Belize for its beautiful coastlines, snorkeling opportunities, and proximity to many other destinations, including Belize City, Caye Caulker, Mexico, and Guatemala. 

When enjoying the ocean in Ambergris Caye, pick one of the many beautiful piers that allow for snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, sail-boating, swimming, and many other water sports. 

One of the best places to explore marine life is the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, located only 4mi (6.5km) out of San Pedro. It is incredibly well developed, and is a perfect taste of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. 

There is also the Bacalar Chico Reserve on the Mexican border, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 15,000 acre reserve can be explored independently or with a snorkel guide.

For a break from the sun, check out the charming shops on Back Street, as well as local soccer matches at the stadium near the San Pedro airport. 

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