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Sculpture in Benque Viejo del Carmen

Poustinia Land Art Park

Created and managed by the Ruiz family, this highly unexpected avant-garde sculpture park is one of the hidden artistic gems of Western Belize. Set in 60 acres of rainforest (part of a 270-acre property) about 2 mil…
Cave in Benque Viejo del Carmen

Che Chem Ha

William Morales' dog was busy chasing down a gibnut (small, brown-spotted rodent) on his lush property one day in 1989, when the dog seemingly disappeared into a rock wall. Morales pressed into the 'wall' and found …
Museum in Benque Viejo del Carmen

Benque Viejo House of Culture

On the southeast corner of Centennial Park, Benque Viejo House of Culture hosts regular traveling exhibits of art and music and provides a space for local artists and musicians to gather and perform. For travelers i…
Cafe in Benque Viejo del Carmen

Tel-esh

This hole-in-the-wall cafe serves up cheap and tasty Belizean dishes, such as chicken, rice and beans, good coffee, fruit drinks and breakfasts.
American in Benque Viejo del Carmen

Boulevard Bar & Grill

This open-sided bar and restaurant is a handy refueling pit stop on the highway. The menu is mainly burgers, wings, pizza and pasta.