Northern Belize Travel Guide


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Plan Your Northern Belize Vacation

Razzmatazz and bling are in short supply in northern Belize. Here you'll find more orange groves than beach bars, more sugarcane than sugary sand, and more farms than restaurants. Yet if you're willing to give in to the area's easygoing terms and slow down to explore back roads and poke around small towns and villages, this northern country will win a place in your traveler's heart. You'll discover some of Belize's most interesting Mayan sites, several outstanding jungle lodges, and a sprinkling of small, inexpensive inns with big personalities.


Northern Belize Hotels

As with restaurants, most hotels in northern Belize are small, family-run spots. In Corozal and Orange Walk towns, hotels are modest affairs with room more


Northern Belize Restaurants

With the exception of dining rooms at upscale jungle lodges, where four-course dinners can run BZ$70 or more, restaurants are almost invariably small, more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Northern Belize

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Northern Belize Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Northern Belize

    Mayan Sites: Several of the most interesting Mayan sites in the region are in northern Belize. These include Altun Ha, Lamanai, and Cerros. Altun... Read more

  • Local Food Festivals

    Belizeans love to party, and festivals celebrating lobster, chocolate, cashews, and other local foods give them—and you—the chance to join in... Read more

  • Belize: What's in a Name?

    The name Belize is a conundrum. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, it derives from belix, an ancient Mayan word meaning "muddy water." Anyone... Read more


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