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A perfectly relaxing getaway begins with American Airlines flights to Belize City. Tranquility, history and gorgeous views await you in Central America during a Belize vacation, and you can find as many or as few things to do in Belize City as you like. From relaxing on a pretty beach to seeing wildlife, here are a few of our picks.
The largest city in Belize is located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, which means that one of the most popular activities in Belize City is simply enjoying the shore. The Hopkins area beach is dotted with inviting hammocks, and it's also great for a number of water sports. But if you really want to escape to a picture-postcard style beach, head away from the mainland to Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye.
Aside from enjoying its gorgeous beaches, there are plenty of other things to do in Belize City, such as visiting Altun Ha. Located about 30 miles north of the city, this ancient Mayan ceremonial site includes over a dozen ruins, including the Temple of the Masonry Altars.
Connecting with nature is another of our favorite activities in Belize City, and luckily it's easy to do. For starters, visit the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected area that's home to a number of wading birds. Depending on when you visit, you'll be able to see species such as wood stork, boat-billed heron, snail kite and American pygmy kingfisher. You'll also want to be sure to visit the Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, the oldest protected wildlife area in Belize. This bird sanctuary is home to 4,000 birds, and is located on the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. In addition to bird watching, you can enjoy snorkeling and diving. You'll also find a historic lighthouse that has actually shifted seaward as a result of hurricanes.
For a peaceful adventure, fly to Belize City with American Airlines. You can experience nature, pass the time on a beautiful beach or visit ancient Mayan ruins during a getaway that's easy to plan. Browse our flights to Belize City now and start deciding how you'll spend your time here.