About Belize - Part 4 - Orlando / Florida Guide
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Old Belize is located along the shoreline of the picturesque Cucumber Beach Marina and boasts the only sandy beach within city limits. Here, visitors are invited to relax and sunbathe, or sit under a thatched palapa, sipping one of the many fruity drinks from special recipes. For those looking for a delicious meal in a casual, tropical atmosphere, Old Belize'' s on-site restaurant, the Sibun Bite Bar offers a full menu of flavourful Caribbean dishes and local specialties.
Belize Carriage Tours
Belize City now offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy an intimate look at the city'' s culture, history, landscape and diversity through intimate horse drawn carriage tours. Some of the tours must see sights include visits to the famous swing bridge, this is the world'' s only operating hand cranked bridge. Plus another must see; St. John'' s Cathedral, the oldest Anglican Church in Central America that was built in 1812. This fresh air tour also takes participants past the city'' s beautifully restored colonial mansions, the House of Culture and the historic Government House, which has hosted such royalty as Queen Elizabeth II. The tour concludes with shopping downtown with stops at the local chocolate factory and floral studio.
The tours last for approximately one hour. However guests have the option to extend their trip for an additional hour to visit one of the museums located in the city such as the newly constructed Old Belize and Cucumber Beach.
Whether you choose a visit to Old Belize or an intimate carriage tour, both are wonderful introductions for travellers entering the country. The history, culture and charm of the tours are an ideal attraction for travellers or cruise passengers looking for an interesting and fun afternoon activity.
Other must see attractions in Belize City include the newly renovated Bliss Center for Performing Arts. Located in the Southern Foreshore area, this elegantly furnished theatre is the first of its kind in Belize and regularly houses music, drama, and dance performances, as well as the Institute of Creative Arts and the Belize Art Gallery. Also, the Museum of Belize, the country'' s first national museum, and the Maritime Museum, which is home to a remarkable collection of Belize'' s marine heritage, are both great attractions for those looking for educational experiences.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Image Factory Art Gallery, featuring the largest collection of Belizean art in the country, and staging exhibitions of art, history, culture, and sculpture.
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