Ruins in Orange Walk Town


For a taste of how Belize's many majestic ruins may have looked to early explorers before being excavated and landscaped, head to this vast jungle-covered Maya site just off the Philip Goldson Hwy. Meaning 'Great...

Ruins in Orange Walk Town


Close to Orange Walk Town, Cuello (kway-yo) is one of the earliest-known settled communities in the Maya world, probably dating back to around 2400 BC, although there's not much left to show for it....

Museum in Orange Walk Town

Banquitas House of Culture

The modern Banquitas House of Culture has an attractively displayed exhibit on Orange Walk's history. It's especially good on the local Maya sites, and has artifacts, maps and illustrations, as well as exhibits...

Landmark in Orange Walk Town

Flagpole Plaza

A small plaza behind the Town Hall that was once the site of Fort Cairnes, a British military post during the War of the Castes conflict.

Historic Site in Orange Walk Town

Independence Plaza

This run-down plaza near the bridge over the New River marks the site of Fort Mundy, a strategic British military position.