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“Cruise ship port and sercure shopping”

Belize Tourism Village
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$135.00*
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Shore Excursion: Cave Tubing and Tree Top Aerial Trek Zipline Adventure
Ranked #17 of 68 things to do in Belize City
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Other then the typical cruise ship port and associated shopping there wasn't much here. Reasonably clean, but expect to pay more for everything and have less choice then in town. Not much to see, like the title says Belize TOURISM Village.

3  Thank PBTravelstheWorld
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Base on the Cruise Lines sail from Galveston and Houston, Texas. For Western Caribbean, I would say all of cruise lines, 7 days round trip, will stop at Cozumel, Roatan and Belize... Yes you should, IF * You ever see these ports of call and want to visit once * and If you get a cheap fare, great deal... why not? For the full, high price fare, I do not think it worth! Cozumel would be a best one of these three ports for: beaches, water sports, scuba dive, hang out, tours... safe! Roatan is wortser than Belize on safety as I wrote a review about it. For Belize, you will be tendered from Cruise ship to the harbor, more less 5 miles(as from Tender Captain). We did not see much of people from cruise ship came here for beaches nor water sports... Most for sightseeing/city tours and shopping... The main income to this city was from tourists! The city is so poor, break down, bad road condition, nothing really interested you along the "highway", only two lanes with holes man made bumps all the ways of about an hour one way trip to Altun Ha(one of the oldest historical site of Belize). Seem like no late model tour bus here, lot of them are refurbished/reconditioned from older model(break had loud squeak, shocks had clang noises!!!). The best place was the Harbor View Shopping Welcome Center area, safe and great for shoppers, with coffee shops and couple beer joints by the water where Bar's Owner and/ or waiter/waitresses created their owned shows with music to attract tourists. The food is safe to eat? We did not try! We do not know. Everyone will have different oppinions! We are travelers, we loved travels, we are Trip Advisors...would like to share our trip experiences with you. The decision is yours? You should do this trip! It's worth if you can get a cheap fare or a great deal! Bon Voyage!

2  Thank SpadinaTexas
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Other than the secure environment -- since walking through the city is discouraged -- I thought we were being taken advantage of to some extent. Prefer travel through the country and picking things out where they are actually made.

Thank BomMenino
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Belize Tourism Village is only open to cruise ship passenger and vacationing foreigners. If you are staying in Belize City and want to spend a day the village, everyone in your party will need to bring an ID, no passports, to the secured entrance. You will be given a visitors pass and allowed to purchase any item that is not jewelry or duty free. The items here are very expensive. Better handcrafts and prices can be found at the Mayan Temple Altune Ha.

Thank txinky005
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

The Belize Tourism Village is only open when cruise ships are in port. We were not on a cruise. It be able to enter the shopping area, we had to leave ID, which made me a little uncomfortable at first. In fact, we left the area at first, but were told at our hotel not to worry about the ID. So, having an afternoon in Belize City, we returned and gave our driver's licenses. Since we weren't on a cruise ship, we were not allowed to shop at duty free stores. The merchandise is typical souvenir items. The only disappointment was the decal on my husband's t-shirt worn off during his first wearing of it. If you want to shop, go, but don't make a special trip.

Thank CCH1223
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