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.


The 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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Adventure Awaits in Belize

Cruise ships drop anchor in the harbor of Belize City and guests are tendered to shore, where a new Tourism Village awaits. While Belize City is the country’s largest city, it resembles a ...
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Boat along the scenic coasts of the River Wallace. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles, iguanas, howler monkeys, and manatees. At the ancient Mayan ceremonial center of Altun Ha, encounter pyramids and intriguing artifacts, including the jade head of Mayan sun god Kinich Ahau.

Slip on the mask, pull on the fins, and explore a pristine underwater realm. Rendezvous Cave is crystal clear and calm, making it easy to witness the wonders of a barrier reef alive with marine creatures and vibrant coral formations.

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Fort Street Tourism Village.

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

The Belizean dollar, but most retailers accept US dollars.

Food and Drink

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.