The Cayo District Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Cayo District - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Actun Chechem Ha

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

On private land, Actun Chechem Ha, which means "Cave of the Poisonwood Water," is a Mayan burial cave with artifacts that date back three...

Barton Creek Cave and Archeological Reserve

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This wet cave, now a part of the Barton Creek Archeological Reserve in a remote area off the Mountain Pine Ridge Road, offers a canoeing...

Belize Bird Rescue

  • Farm/Ranch

Focusing on the rescue of parrots, Belize Bird Rescue rehabilitates the birds and, when possible, releases them back in the wild. At...

Belize Botanic Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

The life's work of Ken duPlooy, an ornithologist who died in 2001, the personable Judy duPlooy, and their family, is the 45-acre Belize...

Belize Medicinal Plants Trail

  • Garden/Arboretum

Also called the Rainforest Medicine Trail, this trail was originally developed by natural medicine guru Rosita Arvigo and gives you a...

Benque House of Culture

  • Museum/Gallery

The mission of Benque House of Culture, one of the government-sponsored houses of culture in Belize (others are in Belize City, Orange...

Cahal Pech

  • Museum/Gallery

Just at the western edge of San Ignacio, on a tall hill, is a small, intriguing Mayan site, the unfortunately named Cahal Pech ("Place...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Once a metropolis with five plazas and 32 large structures covering almost a square mile, Caracol once covered an area larger than present-day...

Chaa Creek Natural History Centre & Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm

  • Museum/Gallery

The Natural History Centre at The Lodge at Chaa Creek has a small library and lots of displays on everything from butterflies to snakes...

El Pilar

  • Museum/Gallery

Near the border of Belize and Guatemala, El Pilar is still being excavated under the direction of Anabel Ford, a professor at the University...


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