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

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

This wet cave in a remote area off the Mountain Pine Ridge Road offers a canoeing adventure in Xibalba (the Mayan underworld.) You'll...

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...

Benque House of Culture

  • Museum/Gallery

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

Cahal Pech

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

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

Caracol was a metropolis with five plazas and 32 large structures covering almost a square mile. In AD 650, the urban area of Caracol...

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...

Chalillo Lake

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Chalillo Lake was created in late 2005 by the controversial damming of the Macal River for an electric power plant owned by the Canadian...

El Pilar

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

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

Elijio Panti National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Named after the famed Guatemala-born herbal healer who died in 1996 at the age of 106, Elijio Panti National Park is the latest addition...


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