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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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...

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...

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

  • 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...

Rainforest Medicine Trail

  • Garden/Arboretum

The Rainforest Medicine Trail at The Lodge at Chaa Creek, originally developed by natural medicine guru Rosita Arvigo, gives you a quick...

San Ignacio Market

  • Market/Bazaar

On Saturday mornings, San Ignacio Market comes alive with farmers selling local fruits and vegetables. Vendors also hawk crafts, clothing,...

Spanish Lookout

  • Town/Village

The hilltop community of Spanish Lookout, population 2,500, about 5 mi (8 km) north of the George Price Highway, is one of the centers...

Tropical Wings

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Besides thoughtful displays on the Cayo flora and fauna, Tropical Wings, a little nature center, raises about 20 species of butterfly...