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Top Choice Historic Site in Corozal Town

Old Customs House

Built in 1886, this fine old Spanish Colonial building once housed a bustling market and customs house. It was one of only 11 buildings spared by Hurricane Janet in 1955. Today the historic building houses a cultura…
Nature Reserve in Sarteneja

Shipstern Conservation Management Area

Run by a nonprofit organization, this large nature reserve, which protects 43 sq miles of semideciduous hardwood forests, wetlands and lagoons and coastal mangrove belts, has its headquarters 3.5 miles southwest of …
Ruins in Corozal Town

Santa Rita

Santa Rita was an ancient Maya coastal town that once occupied the same strategic trading position as present-day Corozal Town, namely the spot between two rivers – the Río Hondo (which now forms the Belize–Mexico b…
Art in Corozal Town

Art in the Park

On one Saturday of every month, downtown Corozal hosts an outdoor art exhibition and mini music festival, known as Art in the Park. Artists congregate in the central park to display their wares, with paintings, phot…
Indian in Corozal Town

Venky’s Kabab Corner

Chef Venky is the premier – and, as far as we know, only – Hindu chef in Corozal, cooking excellent Indian meals, both meat and vegetarian. The place is not much to look at on the inside, in fact there is just one t…
Mexican in Corozal Town

The 1

Right on the corner of Central Park, this popular little shop serves authentic Mexican-style tacos and tortas (Mexican pressed sandwiches) with a great variety of sauces.
Belizean in Sarteneja

Crabby E's

This welcoming open-air bar-restaurant on the 2nd floor has great great views of the waterfront and serves up tasty seafood, Belizean classics and ice-cold beers.
Ruins in Cerro Maya & Copper Bank

Cerro Maya

The ruin at Cerro Maya is the only Maya site in Belize that occupies beachfront property. It is composed of a series of temples built from about 50 BC. While the site is mostly a mass of grass-covered mounds, the ce…
Belizean in Corozal Town

Patty's Bistro

Though the location has shifted two blocks, management of this Corozal favorite has not changed, nor has its friendliness or overall decor. The yellow walls are hung with hokey beach art, and the tables are covered …
Asian in Corozal Town

Wood House Bistro

A dime a dozen in Belize, cookie-cutter Chinese restaurants are barely worth mentioning, which is why we're especially pleased that Corozal now has the quirky and pretty darn good Wood House Bistro at the southern e…