Belize City is the largest city in Belize. Unofficial estimates place the population of Belize City at 79,600 or more. It is located at the mouth of the Belize River on the coast of the Caribbean. The city is the country’s principal port and its financial and industrial hub. Several cruise ships drop anchor outside the port and are tended by local citizens. The city was almost entirely destroyed in 1961 when Hurricane Hattie swept ashore. It was the capital of British Honduras (as Belize was then named) until the government was moved to the new capital of Belmopan in 1970.

Belize City airport
Belize City airport...
Belize City airport
Belize City airport...
Belmopan is the new capital city. It was moved from
Belmopan is the new capital city. It was moved from Belize C...
The Belize government was moved to Belmopan in 1970, and
The Belize government was moved to Belmopan in 1970, and its...
Human rights activist Caleb Orozco
Human rights activist Caleb Orozco...
Caleb showing me around Belize City
Caleb showing me around Belize City...
Best meat pies in the city
Best meat pies in the city...
Belize City is not much of a tourist destination although
Belize City is not much of a tourist destination although cr...
Central park with courthouse in background
Central park with courthouse in background...
Central park with courthouse in background
Central park with courthouse in background...
Caleb showing me the way
Caleb showing me the way...
There are some large businesses in the city
There are some large businesses in the city...
Local fruit vendor
Local fruit vendor...
Bridge across the Belize River which divides the city
Bridge across the Belize River which divides the city...
City harbor on the Belize River
City harbor on the Belize River...
Entertainment places on the Belize River
Entertainment places on the Belize River...
Harbor on the river
Harbor on the river...
A few charming colonial buildings
A few charming colonial buildings...
Civic pride banner
Civic pride banner...
Billboard for deep fried chicken fat
Billboard for deep fried chicken fat...
Main street is plain but functional
Main street is plain but functional...
Commercial building
Commercial building...
Belize City Courthouse and clock tower
Belize City Courthouse and clock tower...
Lawyer talking outside courthouse
Lawyer talking outside courthouse...
The lawyer has long braids
The lawyer has long braids...
The logo for the Ministry of Transport is humorous since
The logo for the Ministry of Transport is humorous since the...
Street artist-weaver at work
Street artist-weaver at work...
Green church and colored bus
Green church and colored bus...
Central city park
Central city park...
The Bliss Institute was built from the Baron Bliss trust,
The Bliss Institute was built from the Baron Bliss trust, an...
The Bliss Institute was built from the Baron Bliss trust,
The Bliss Institute was built from the Baron Bliss trust, an...
The Bliss Institute--Music, drama, and dance performances are regularly housed
The Bliss Institute--Music, drama, and dance performances ar...
The Bliss Institute--Music, drama, and dance performances are regularly housed
The Bliss Institute--Music, drama, and dance performances ar...
The Bliss Institute--art gallery
The Bliss Institute--art gallery...
The Bliss Institute--art gallery
The Bliss Institute--art gallery...
The Bliss Institute--art gallery
The Bliss Institute--art gallery...
The Bliss Institute--art gallery
The Bliss Institute--art gallery...
The Bliss Institute--art gallery
The Bliss Institute--art gallery...
Side street
Side street...
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)...
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)...
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)...
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)...
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)...
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)
St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)...
Front doors of St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)
Front doors of St John's Anglican Cathedral (1826)...
Peace staff
Peace staff...
My taxi--rides like a sofa
My taxi--rides like a sofa...
School yard
School yard...
Common houses
Common houses...
Working class neighborhood
Working class neighborhood...
Not a prosperous area
Not a prosperous area...
Working class apartment building
Working class apartment building...
Polluted canal
Polluted canal...
Office building
Office building...
Run-down house
Run-down house...
Mother and child on the way to school
Mother and child on the way to school...
Sculpture of a hand holding a palm leaf
Sculpture of a hand holding a palm leaf...
Grocery store looks like a warehouse, against crime
Grocery store looks like a warehouse, against crime...
Rotary Club wheel
Rotary Club wheel...
Modern business
Modern business...
Lower class neighborhood
Lower class neighborhood...
Lower class neighborhood
Lower class neighborhood...
Water taxi to San Pedro
Water taxi to San Pedro...
View of an arcade from water taxi to San Pedro
View of an arcade from water taxi to San Pedro...
View of the lighthouse from the water taxi to San
View of the lighthouse from the water taxi to San Pedro...
View of the lighthouse and condo tower from the water
View of the lighthouse and condo tower from the water taxi t...
View from the water taxi to San Pedro
View from the water taxi to San Pedro...
View from the water taxi to San Pedro
View from the water taxi to San Pedro...
Huge cruise ship near Belize City
Huge cruise ship near Belize City...
Belize is mostly verdant and rural
Belize is mostly verdant and rural...
Belize is mostly verdant and rural with many of these
Belize is mostly verdant and rural with many of these strang...
Belize is mostly verdant and rural
Belize is mostly verdant and rural...
Belize is mostly verdant and rural
Belize is mostly verdant and rural...
Belize City airport
Belize City airport...
Belize City is the largest city in Belize. Unofficial estimates
Belize City is the largest city in Belize. Unofficial estima...