The Cayo District Travel Guide

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Photo of The Cayo District Photo: Demian Solano, Belize Tourist Board

Plan Your The Cayo District Vacation

When the first jungle lodges opened in the early 1980s in the Cayo, few thought this wild area would become a tourist magnet. The mountainous region was too remote. Roads were bad. Restaurants were few. What would visitors do, besides visit cattle ranches and orange groves? After three decades of thoughtful development, and remarkable growth in lodging, restaurants, and other infrastructure, more than half of those touring Belize visit the Cayo during their trip, making this the country's second most popular destination after Ambergris Caye.

Hotels

The Cayo District Hotels

In the Cayo you have two very different choices in accommodations: jungle lodges and regular hotels. Jungle lodges, regardless of price or amenities, offer...read more

Restaurants

The Cayo District Restaurants

San Ignacio is the culinary center of the Cayo, with some two-dozen restaurants. Most are small spots with only a few tables. Restaurants offer Indian...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Cayo District

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

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The Cayo District Experiences

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