What to do in Belize near our resort properties
The luxury resorts designed for our Belize properties will offer guests a slice of Caribbean paradise and will be destinations in and of themselves. That said, however, guests will also want to experience other nearby Belize attractions.
Below is a brief list of a few of the things to do in Belize near our Consejo and Ambergris Caye properties.
Mayan archaeological sites
Cerros (the Hills) – The only coastal Mayan site in Belize, Cerros lies on a peninsula in Corozal Bay, a short 15-minute boat ride from Corozal Town. The tallest structure rises 72 feet above the plaza and offers stunning panoramic views.
Santa Rita – Possibly the most accessible Mayan site in northern Belize, Santa Rita is located on a small hill at the northwest edge of Corozal town, just minutes from the town centre. This ancient trading post was occupied for approximately 3,600 years!
The sleepy capital of Belize’s Corozal District, home to fewer than 10,000 residents, offers guests amenities that include a library, museum, market, hospital, airstrip and three banks. Belize’s northernmost town, Corozal sits just nine miles from the Mexican border and balances a rich Mayan heritage with a distinctly Latin feel.
Though only a few hundred people call Consejo home, more and more American and British ex-pats are gradually discovering this hidden gem of Belize. There are no malls, fast food joints, movie theatres or big hotels – just tranquility, hospitality and laid-back charm.
The Duty-Free Zone
Straddling the border of Belize and Mexico, “the Free Zone” offers more than 300 businesses and attracts an average of 10,000 cars every day. If shopping is high on your itinerary, the Duty Free Zone is not to be missed!
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Just nine miles from Corozal, the bustling city of Chetumal, Mexico, offers all the trappings of a modern city. Close enough to be convenient but far enough away to not be obtrusive, Chetumal offers an eclectic mix of cultures, cuisines and attractions. Additionally, its growing middle class offers a lucrative market for the owners of our “Consejo” luxury golf resort development.
Bacalar Chico Marine & Wildlife Reserve
Our Ambergris Caye property sits within this 130-square kilometer reserve, which is home to 40 mammal species, 58 reptiles and about 200 species of birds. Miles away from any major development other than that approved for the Casa Bay property, the mangrove beaches of Bacalar Chico serve as an important nesting ground for marine turtles.
The Belize Barrier Reef
The longest barrier reef in the Western hemisphere and second-longest in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most renowned diving and snorkeling destinations. The reef is home to a dazzling abundance of marine wildlife and is one of the planet’s most ecologically fascinating regions.
San Pedro Town
Near the southern tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro Town has evolved from a quiet fishing village to Belize’s top tourist destination while still retaining much of its laid-back charm. Though boasting an airstrip and no shortage of happening restaurants and bars, most of San Pedro’s streets are unpaved and sand-covered, and casual is the order of the day – every day!