Top things to do in Northern Belize

Top Choice International in Orange Walk Town

Aegea Blue's

Aegea Blue's benefits from its lovely location on the New River and breezy garden setting. Like its sister restaurant in Corozal, the highlight here is the stone pizza oven but the menu has plenty of international d…
Top Choice Historic Site in Corozal Town

Corozal House of Culture

Built in 1886, this fine old Spanish Colonial building once housed a bustling market beside the old customs house. It was one of only 11 buildings spared by Hurricane Janet in 1955. Today the historic building house…
Top Choice Asian in Corozal Town

Wood House Bistro

Wood House is a real standout among the Chinese restaurants in Corozal (and Belize in general). The dining area is open-air, with solid timber furniture, a Caribbean-style bar and a world music soundtrack. The food …
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…
Ruins in Lamanai

Mask Temple

The Mask Temple (Structure N9-56) was begun around 200 BC and modified several times up to AD 1300. It has two 13ft stylized masks of a man in a crocodile headdress emblazoned on its west face to the north and south…
Belizean in Orange Walk Town

Cocina Sabor

This welcoming place on the highway has a large menu of Belizean and international fare, from rice and beans to authentic pasta and flavorsome steak served in the spotless air-conditioned timber dining room. During …
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, lagoons and coastal mangrove belts, has its headquarters 3.5 miles southwest of Sar…
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…
Ruins in Lamanai

High Temple

North of the ball court, across a plaza shaded by trees, is Structure N10-43, the highest at Lamanai, which rises 125ft above the jungle canopy. Few large buildings in the Maya world were built as early as this one,…
Belizean in Corozal Town

Patty's Bistro

This Corozal favorite retains its friendliness and commitment to good local food. The yellow walls are hung with hokey beach art, and the tables are covered in plastic tablecloths, but the atmosphere is so welcoming…