Belize City is the largest city of Belize. It is located on a small peninsula sticking out into the Caribbean. It was the capital city until flooding and other damage from a hurricane prompted the government to relocated to Belmopan in the geographic center of the country.
Use a taxi and if you want to get out of Belize City use the taxi bus or even the little airplanes which take you to other destinations in Belize for less than US$100.
If you want to shop there is tourism village in the Fort George area which has jewelry shops like Diamonds International and lots of gift shops. It is located on a boardwalk. There is a cruise terminal there that receives Carnival Cruise Line ships.
There are three hotels of note.
There is also a resort on the outskirts of Belize City on the Western highway named Old Belize. It is a beautiful resort with a beach. It has a beach named Cucumber Beach with a bar on a sandbar. One can learn about life in old Belize there. Tourists are shown the chicletos and rum makers of Belize, and the importance of baymen and loggers who logged the mahogany (the national tree). There is also colonial houses, a marina, and restaurants.