One question that must be answered by every traveler in this modern, digital age is: “Did you really visit a place if you don’t have photographic proof?” Well, in case you’re wondering how to prove to your jealous friends and family that you enjoyed an amazing vacation in Belize, you’ll need to take a picture of yourself in front of the Belize Sign Monument.
Formed from big, boldly colored letters in a rounded font, the Belize Sign Monument is located just a short distance from the Baron Bliss Lighthouse in Belize City. The ubiquity of marking the name of this multicultural country in rainbow-colored letters makes the Belize Sign Monument one of the most popular Belize City attractions and a must-see destination for any visitor with an active presence on social media.
Of course, there are plenty of things to do in Belize City other than visit the Belize Sign Monument, but it’s a good place to start. After taking your photos, you can also enjoy a lovely view of the Caribbean Sea and much of historic downtown Belize City. Also nearby is the famous Swing Bridge, the only bridge in the world of its kind that is manually operated. Originally swung open several times a day for fishing boats, the Swing Bridge is now only swung open on special occasions, but it makes for a great spot to people watch.
If you’re considering visiting these and other attractions, you might be looking for Belize City hotels or Belize City resorts. Yet the best place to stay is actually Black Orchid Resort, located a short distance away in the idyllic village of Burrell Boom on the banks of the Old Belize River.
Perfectly situated halfway between Belize City and the international airport, Black Orchid regularly organizes Belize City tours to all of the top landmarks, including the Swing Bridge, the Belize Sign Monument, and the Museum of Belize. The resort also organizes trips to the surrounding area, including birdwatching expeditions, cruises along the Belize River, horseback riding tours, zip lining, cave tubing, and trips to explore ancient Maya cities.
Black Orchid Resort is owned and operated by a local Belizean family and offers luxury lodging at affordable prices. The resort has lovely rooms, suites, and villas, a beautiful garden, a swimming pool, a conference center, a professional spa, and a restaurant specializing in authentic Creole cuisine.