The tourism village in belize city was an easy walk from the water taxi port the great house inn the radisson and the cruise ship drop off which is convenient. The cruise ships anchor in the bay of belize because near the coast the water is shallow.
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For travelers to belize your first stop is at the tourist village docks in belize city.
Tourist village docks in belize city. Best of belize ships drop anchor in the harbor and youll take a quick 20 minute tender to shore. Passengers are tendered to belize city cruise port terminal via high speed boats approx 20 min ride. Each of these tender boats has 3 powerful engines.
Belize city cruise port terminal is located at belizes tourism village. Tourism village is a ghost town unless cruise ship is docked we visited while no ship was in dock and the place like a ghost town empty booth after empty booth. The citys downtown area and the marine terminal are about five minutes away on foot and theres always a line of taxis waiting adjacent to the tourism village.
The port itself called tourism village is quite small with souvenir shops and diamonds international and restaurants offering cheap drinks and caribbean specialties. Belize city is home to over a quarter of the countrys population and is the countrys commercial capital. The tourism village is the citys main shopping area with a variety of stores shops and restaurants.
A trip from belize city to san pedro the largest town on ambergris caye takes around 80 minutes. Where you dock in belize city belize ships anchor off the coast of belize and tender their passengers into the port about a 20 minute often choppy ride. Its also possible to rent a car although drivers should be wary.
Can imagine it is very different with a ship in dock. Belize city used to be the countrys capital but a hurricane in 1931 wreaked havoc on the city and the capital was moved inland to belmopan. Tourism village right at the tender docks is where youll find recommended and guaranteed stores with duty free deals.
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