Activities

The Mirador Hotel is located in the northernmost district of Belize, and we have a richness of activities right here in Corozal. The Corozal Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful thing to experience.

There are two Maya sites in the district, and one is within walking distance, Santa Rita, originally Chactemal, which is the birthplace of the Mestizos. See Chactemal.com for more!

There is also the Corozal House of Culture which is right next door. They have interesting exhibits and programs often. If you are lucky enough to be here on a week-end when Art in the Park is scheduled, you’ll be in for a real treat. Many local artisans have their creations on display and folks sell local food.

Belize is such a small country, about the size of Massachusettes, if you have a few days, you can experience a real diversity of activity, including snorkeling and diving on the cayes, cave tubing at the Caves Branch Reserve, visiting Maya ruins, or going up into the Mountain Pine Ridge. We can help arrange tours that are of interest to you.

Belize is rich with Maya history, and many archaeological sites attest to this wealth. We can help set up tours for you that you might be interested in. Cerros is right in the Corozal District. Lamanai, just about 30 miles south of Corozal is very popular, and includes a trip down the New River to the site. Altun Ha is easily accessible from Corozal. Xunantunich is somewhat farther away, but can still be done in a (long) day’s trip from Corozal.

Corozal District — Closest to us, in the Corozal District of Belize, we have fishing, boating, two major Maya archaeological sites, and many other attractions. The third archaeological site, just south of us, is Aventura, which is just starting to be excavated.

Santa Rita (Chactemal) — The Santa Rita Archaeological Site is actually in Corozal Town, within walking distance from the Mirador Hotel. This is the most likely location of the wedding between the Spanish marine Gonzalo Guerrero and the Maya Princess Zazil Há, sometime shortly after 1511. This is the first known Spanish/Maya marriage, and it led to the rise of the group we now call Mestizos (Mestizaje in Spanish).

Cerro Maya — Across Corozal Bay, clearly visible from Mirador Hotel, is the Maya archaeological site Cerro Maya. It is accessible by boat or by car (the hand-cranked ferry is worth the trip).

Ambergris Caye — Just a short 20-minute flight from Corozal Town is San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. There you can do snorkeling or scuba diving on the world’s second longest barrier reef. This is a very popular tourist destination.

Lamanai River Tour — Only about 30 miles away, in the Orange Walk District, is the Maya archaeological site of Lamanai. The best way to get there is a nature trip down the New River to the site. On the way, you may see howler monkeys, crocodiles, tropical birds, or other natural wonders.

Altun Ha — A little farther, in the Belize District, is the site of Altun Ha. This iconic pyramid is often used in tourism promotions for Belize, as well as a well-known local beer.

Belize Zoo — Traveling west from Belize City, there is the Belize Zoo, the "Best Little Zoo in the World". Here you find only animals and plants native to Belize, including jaguars, tapirs, black howler and spider monkeys, harpy eagles, jabiru storks, crocodiles, and many more.

Cave Tubing — One tour which is very unique to Belize is cave tubing. This is done at Caves Branch Reserve, just west of Belize City. We’ll be happy to set you up with a tour with one of the best cave tubing companies in the country. It belongs to Vitalino Reyes, a seasoned tour guide who is a cave tubing pioneer.

Xunantunich — The archaeological site of Xunantunich is a little farther west, near the border with Guatemala, but can still be done in a (long) day’s trip from Corozal.

Belize VIP Transfer Services — For many of your transfers in Belize and to or from Mexico, the folks at Belize VIP Transfer Services have been in this business since 1979, and are widely used by people in this country and those traveling from abroad.

Belize Map

This map may help you locate activities in Belize.

Belize Map Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries
The University of Texas at Austin.

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