Once a sleepy town, Belmopan now boasts the fastest growing population in Belize! Belmopan is actually the smallest capital city in the Continental Americas by population, with less than 20,000 inhabitants, but what this city lacks in size it more than makes up in spirit! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 4 things you absolutely must do whilst in Belmopan, the capital city of Belize…
1. Float along the Belize River – once the primary source of travel for people and commodities, the waterways of Belize are a historical gem, and the Belize River passes right past Belmopan! Hire a boat, set sail and explore Belmopan and the surrounding areas from the waters edge for a truly magical experience!
2. Sample the local delights at the Belmopan market – feeling a little peckish? Market days are Tuesday and Friday in Belmopan, and the stalls are packed full of colourful vegetables, delicious fruits, fresh fish and superb artisanal keepsakes and gifts, all at amazing prices.
3. Explore the countryside by horseback – what better way to explore the wilderness surrounding Belmopan than by horseback! Slowly traverse the endless miles of jungle, riverside trails and lush pastures with your 4 legged friend for a relaxed and serene way to experience the less travelled side of Belmopan… just imagine the photo opportunities!
4. Go cave tubing – the Caves Branch River, just outside of Belmopan offers a truly unique experience – cave tubing! Float in and out of ancient caves, complete with historic Mayan artefacts, followed by a delicious packed lunch, all by torchlight! If you’re looking for an experience of a lifetime, cave tubing has got to be up there with the best of them!
But that’s not all! This wonderful city has a whole lot more to offer, so why not go and explore it for yourself! Whilst you’re there, your friends and family can call you cheaply and keep up-to-date with your Belizean adventures through Cherry Call; simply give them the international dialling code of 00501 and point them in the direction of our website!