The capital city of the country, Belmopan, is not only a great destination for tourism but is also important to Belize’s history. The city was developed after hurricane Hattie had devastated the coast of the country and was made the capital in 1970. Belmopan is located approximately one hour away from Belize City to the west via highway travel. It is most known as being a diplomatic hub of the country as many Government offices and the US Embassy are located there. It also hosts the second largest population of all the districts and is revered as one of the safest areas in the country. This vibrant city is also located near an array of attractions such as the St. Herman’s Cave and Blue Hole, the Guanacaste National Park, and several breathtaking jungle lodges and resorts. The city is also frequently visited for its close proximity to San Ignacio and Cayo. Other features of Belmopan include a bustling market square, the Independence plaza, and a long list of eateries, night clubs, and other attractions.