Although it is the smallest capital city in the continental Americas by population, Belmopan is the third-largest settlement in Belize, behind Belize City and San Ignacio. Founded as a planned community in 1970, Belmopan is one of the newest national capital cities in the world. Since 2000 Belmopan has been one of two settlements in Belize to hold official city status, along with Belize City. Belmopan is located in Cayo District at an altitude of 76 metres (249 feet) above sea level. Belmopan was constructed just to the east of the Belize River, 80 km (50 mi) inland from the former capital, the port of Belize City, after that city’s near destruction by Hurricane Hattie in 1961. Its National Assembly Building is designed to resemble a Pre-Columbian Maya temple.

 


 

Photo  Gallery

 


 

Belmopan  Map

fShare
0
Pin It
contentmap_plugin

Belize  Sample Itineraries

Adventure

11 days / 10 nights

Cultural

22 days / 21 nights

Cultural

23 days / 22 nights

Adventure

8 days / 7 nights

Adventure

5 days / 4 nights

Belize  Top Destinations

PURE Central America

Hopkins Bay

Read more
PURE Central America

Ambergris Caye

Read more
PURE Central America

Humminbird Highway

Read more
PURE Central America

Belize City

Read more
PURE Central America

Dangriga

Read more
PURE Central America

San Ignacio

Read more
PURE Central America

Mountain Pine Ridge

Read more
PURE Central America

Placencia

Read more
PURE Central America

Belmopan

Read more
PURE Central America

Punta Gorda

Read more
PURE Central America

Caye Caulker

Read more
PURE Central America

Corozal

Read more
PURE Central America

Orange Walk

Read more
 1  2  3  4 

About PURE

Pure Central America is the only regional DMC, with one key agency in each country of Central America, and has been set up to provide a seamless regional “one-stop-shop” service to the travel trade. For couples or small groups travelling to one or more countries in the region, the common standards and high level of communication and organisational skills will set us apart from other travel providers in the region. We operate with one key agency in each country, all of whom follow the same codes of operational and standardization practices. Each agency has an in depth understanding of their own country and the most optimal tourism experiences and accommodations gained through personal knowledge..

Contact Us

+503 7736-1234

info@purecentralamerica.com

skype:PureCentralAmerica

linkedin.com/PureCentralAmerica

@PureCentralAmerica

facebook.com/PureCentralAmerica

youtube.com/PureCentralAmerica

instagram.com/PureCentralAmerica