Belize City will not give you a feel for the Country. SHORT STORY...Two friends of mine that live on Caye Caulker went last week to meet friends for the day that were traveling on a cruise ship. They planned to have lunch and just tour around the City. Which is exactly what they did. My friends realizing they had made a mistake, and should have gotten their friends out of the City. The friends were so unhappy with their Belize experience of Belize City they said they will never come back.
I think I am speaking for most of us who love this place so much we now call this country home. Belize City is where we go when we have to, we never want to. Doctors visits, shopping etc. I do not want to say it is a City with no culture, their are places worth the time to see, The House of Culture etc. but the City will not give you a true Cultural experience as traveling through the Country will.