Top things to do

Top Choice Belizean in Orange Walk Town

Cocina Sabor

Hugely popular among expats, this welcoming place on the highway has a large menu of local and international fare, including good pasta and steak served in the spotless air-conditioned wooden dining room. During the…
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…
Archaeological Site in Lamanai

Lamanai

Perhaps the most fascinating Maya site in northern Belize, Lamanai lies 24 miles south of Orange Walk Town up the New River (or 36 miles by unpaved road). The ruins are known both for their impressive architecture a…
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…
Belizean in Orange Walk Town

Nahil Mayab

Decked in exotic greenery and faux Maya carvings, the dining room evokes the district's surrounding jungles, as does the pleasantly shaded patio. It's a fun, kitschy atmosphere in which to sample some Yucatecan-insp…
Breakfast in Orange Walk Town

Come n' Dine Restaurant

Unassuming and unexpected, this roadside restaurant serves some of the best Belizean food around. Located right next to the gas station on a crook on the Philip Goldson Hwy just a couple of miles south of town, it's…
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…
Belizean in Orange Walk Town

Maracas Bar & Restaurant

For good eats in a fantastic natural setting, take a taxi down to this restaurant at the El Gran Mestizo on the banks of the New River south of town. For the full experience pick a table in one of the waterside pala…