San Pedro, Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize and was once solely dependent on fishing. It has since become the top tourist destination for travelers visiting Belize. This comes as no surprise since the island is protected by the world's second largest Barrier Reef that can be seen from its beaches on any given day.
Orange Walk district boasts
to have the only river that starts in Belize, the New River. The district is known for
sugar production and the town, famous for its tacos,
is colloquially known
as Sugah City.
Stann Creek is the second largest district in Belize. The coast is filled with small towns and fishing villages that offer cultural flavors and access to crowd-free cayes including the Belize Barrier Reef.
Known for its narrow channel, "The Split", Caye Caulker is an island off Belize's coast made up of a sandbar and limestone. Fishing was once the main industry on the island, but now the village of Caye Caulker is famous for its "go slow" mantra and is a popular tourist destination. Caye Caulker Marine Reserve boasts dive sites on the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef.
Belize City, the largest city in the country and is affectionately known as
the 'Old Capital' is a port city in Belize. It is divided into north and south sides by Haulover Creek, which opens in the Caribbean Sea. The manually operated 1920s Swing Bridge, a busy crossing point, links the two.
Toledo is the southernmost district in Belize. It features some of the most pristine rainforest, rivers and offshore islands. Fishing remains important for many
but tourism is slowly becoming one of the
more important aspects
in the economy.
Corozal District hosts the largest populations of fishers, with Sarteneja Village being the largest fishing community. The sargassum free bay is shared with Chetumal, Mexico and is a sanctuary for manatees. It is a serene and tranquil district which borders with Mexico, which is reflected in the culinary influence.
Cayo, the most western district is home to Belize's beautiful rainforest, prestige mountains and the origin of many rivers. This district also has some of the most predominant Mayan Temples in the country, thus making
it a popular tourist destination. It is also comprising of the Capital
city of Belopman, several towns and over 40 villages.