Welcome to Crooked Tree
Founded in the early 18th century, Crooked Tree – 33 miles from Belize City – may be the oldest non-indigenous village in Belize. Apparently the area got its name from early logwood cutters who boated up Belize River and Black Creek to a giant lagoon marked by a tree that seemingly grew in every direction. These 'crooked trees' (logwood trees, in fact) still grow in abundance around the lagoon. Until the 3.5-mile causeway from the highway was built in 1984, the only way to get here was by boat, so it's no wonder life still maintains the slow rhythm of bygone centuries.