Take a stroll around town, with its colonial architecture and the cultural and historical centres. There's also eclectic shopping and dining. As a busy port city, Belize City is the commercial centre of the country with the only cruise passenger terminal, the Museum of Belize, and numerous historical sites. You will find quick connection, either by a short flight or water taxi, to offshore islands making for great day trips for snorkelling, diving and relaxing.
Outside of town, Belize Zoo is more like a halfway house for wild animals that cannot make it on the outside. The zoo has many animals you're unlikely to see elsewhere – several tapirs (a Belizean relative of the rhino) including a baby, gibnuts, many coatimundis (they look like a cross between a raccoon and a monkey), scarlet macaws, white-lipped peccaries, pumas and many others.
What sets Belize Zoo apart is the enclosures of individual animals; are relatively porous. The wildlife enclosures are outnumbered by creatures who have come in from the surrounding jungle to hang out, eat or swap tales with their incarcerated brethren.