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Belize Tourism Village

# 8 Fort Street | Belize City, Belize City 38138, Belize
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Ranked #11 of 17 attractions in Belize City
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It is very clean, there is no doubt about it. The restaurants, including the one we went to look fun, however, this is a tourist trap and the souvineer prices are very high. If you wantr to have a lot of fun, go right outside the village and but from the street vendors, they wheel & deal, big time.

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Kingsland, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took a cruise to Belize and it was one of the worst ports I have ever been. The shops were extremely over priced for what little merchandise they stocked. Not to mention these shops were the only shops available to the tourist for miles. We also took a tour of the Maya Ruins. The actual Park was beautiful, however,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I enjoyed being in the Tourism Village but you really lose a lot from seeing the rest of Belize. I think it is strange that Belizean's aren't allowed into the village but I guess it's because tourists would rather pay street vendor's than the renter-vendor. We met this young girl and she sold us some stuff, her name was Ashley,... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

These shops are only open on days when ships are in port. We were staying locally so got a chance to visit after the cruise folks had gotten back aboard. Truth is that the price of most items is about double when you come off the boat. If you happen to visit other times, the locals are very friendly and... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I actually took a water taxi to caye caulker looked it here almost cried when I had to go back! I definitely want to go back this is a beautiful place!

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was an ok place. Please be aware that some of the goods there are not native to Belize. Kind of funny when you get home and see that the item you purchased in good faith is not native at all but made in China. Buyer be ware.... Fun shopping though.

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Wichita, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had read about the tourism village, and thought we would visit late after noon. The minute the last tender leaves the dock they shut down. No place for non cruise people to shop safely in Belize City. Too bad the cruise ships control the port stop so much.

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Orange, TX
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Plan for some walking as it is a decent size marketplace. Like many such venues, there are deals if you look, and there is junk from China if you don't pay attention. Definitely not as "pushy:" as many places I've been to, even in the States. Quality can vary on similar looking items in different store so pay attention. Common... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A beautiful Country ! we have been to Gallon Jug. Stayed at Chan Chich Lodge. Is wonderful there. Perfect for bird watching. We also saw a leapoard. Recommend highly. the villas are between the mayan temples. a life time experience

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

If coming by water taxi from Ambergris Caye (San Pedro) into Belize City this is about an hour and a half away, if coming from Caye Caulker it is about 45 minutes. You will not be able to get into the marketplace without a picture ID - Passport or other form unless coming in from a cruise ship and the... More

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