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7x7 Guide to Belize: Central Coast

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AFAR sent Ambassador Kirsten Alana on a trip of a lifetime to experience what it truly means to "Discover How To Be” across all 7 regions in Belize. Discover the Region of the Central Coast.
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13 Cork Street, Belize City, Belize
When we pulled up to the Great House Inn, my first thought was how appropriate the name was, with its three stories and wrap-around porch. Built in 1927, the hotel is situated in the Fort George area of Belize City, only 100 meters from the...
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On the ground floor of the Great House Inn, the Smokey Mermaid welcomes locals and visitors, with a menu that features international cuisine and fresh seafood in a garden setting. I recommend visiting for dinner when the atmosphere is romantic and...
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Mile 29 Western Hwy, La Democracia, Belize
This zoo in incredible for a few reasons: obviously, primarily for the animals there. Being in Belize, there are jaguars, ocelots, scarlet macaws... everything you wish you could stumble upon when hiking in the rainforest (if only hiking boots...
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Belize City, Belize
There are a number of preserved landmarks in Belize City that are useful to visit if you’re interested in the history of Belize as a former English colony. St. John’s Cathedral is a beautifully landscaped church not far from the ocean and close to...
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Hudson St, Belize City, Belize
Fort Point Lighthouse guards the entrance to the harbor in Belize City. It’s a narrow, tall structure that sits right on the water, adjacent to the Baron Bliss Memorial. The memorial was erected in honor of an Englishman who never actually stepped...
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2 Marine Parade, Cork St, Belize City, Belize
Situated right next to the Great House Inn and adjacent to the Radisson Fort George, Le Petit Café is a small bakery and coffee shop serving up French-inspired pastries, coffee and dessert. Ample seating is available inside if you’re looking to...
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Dean St, Belize City, Belize
A turquoise façade that’s barely distinguishable as a store or restaurant hides the best fry chicken in Belize City, according to the guide I had during my visit. Look for an opening at waist level, in the windows that are covered by bars and...