Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
The Central American country of Belize is known for its extensive coral reef and its Mayan ruins. However, the capital city of Belize City, the country’s major gateway, is worth a stop and a short perusal. A tour of the city reveals a number of attractions which might interest the traveler. Add Belize City to your Central American itinerary for at least the following reasons:
1. The Old Court House is an excellent example of the type of architecture found in Belize and other Central American countries.
2. The Swing Bridge of Belize City is one of only a few of this type still functioning in the world.
3. The oldest church in the country is the St John Episcopal Church, a popular stop on any walking tour of Belize City.