Belmopan (Profimedia)

Popular stop in Cayo

Belmopan is a very popular stopover for tourists that want to visit the Cayo District. Since there is not much to do right around the city, many tourists choose to stay for only one night. However, Belmopan is a good place to buy supplies, have a delectable dinner, and spend a night out on the town, mainly because Belmopan is one of the safest cities in Belize. Your choice of hotels is also very wide, including everything from a few basic places for backpackers to some truly top-notch places with perfect service and high-level luxury.

Good transport connections

There is also an airport in Belmopan, called Hector Silva Airstrip, but the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport near Belize City is definitely the busiest in the country by far and the bus services from Belmopan run quite smoothly. As a popular gateway access point to the Cayo District (and the area around the city of San Ignacio), Belmopan is simply perfect.

If you are interested in the origin of the name, Belmopan is derived from the names of two nearby rivers – BELize and MOPAN.


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