The Belize District is the heart of colonial Belize. Its terrain is coastal
swamp extending to savannah inland. The Belize district is not highly
developed as an agricultural area. It is traversed by a number of rivers and
inland lagoons. Weather patterns are generally coastal i.e. relatively
constant with tropical rain patterns.
The majority of the population of the Belize District is urban, living in
Belize City. The original British port settlement was in Belize City. It
is the first capital of the colony of British Honduras. Most of the country's commerce
and trade is centralized here.
The residents of the Belize District are mostly the creole descendants of
African slaves and European settlers.
The Belize district has very little in the way of archaeological or
ecological interest. There are, however, a few other sights of interest
including the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center. Belize City
is also the link to the rest of the country. It is the main point of entry
for tourists. Belize City has several major hotels. Tourists can get to
the cayes or arrange travel to the other districts from here.
Business in Belize District
Belize is the main port of entry. The Philip Goldson International Airport is only 10 miles outside of Belize City. The average cost of a taxi from the airport to Belize City is US$20.
The Municipal Airstrip is also located in Belize City. Local airlines scheduled and chartered flights can be caught at the Municipal Airstrip.