Welcome to Orange Walk Town
Orange Walk Town is many things to many people: agricultural town, economic hub, Mennonite meeting place, street-food paradise…but it is not generally considered a tourist town. And the chances are pretty good that this won't change any time soon. This town of 14,000 souls – just 57 miles from Belize City – doesn't have much to keep travelers around for more than a day or two. Having said that, it is a useful base from which to make the superlative trip to the ruins of Lamanai and longer excursions into the wilds of Northern Belize. Orange Walk has a fine location beside the New River, which meanders lazily along the east side of town, and there are a few very nice (and reasonably priced) hotels and restaurants for visitors who choose to hang around for a bit.