Ranchito Lagoon

For a relaxed day of canoeing, kayaking, or small-boat sailing, many people in the Corozal Town area head to Ranchito Lagoon.

So beautiful that it seems unreal, Ranchito Lagoon is lined with tall red mangroves and dotted with water lilies.

Ranchito Lagoon is favored amongst anglers and spear fishermen for the tarpon fishing, but it is common to find tourists just floating along to take in the sights and sounds. Dozens of species of birds nest here, and you'll also often see iguanas and crocodiles resting on the banks.


Situated near the center of Corozal District, 13.1 miles south west of Chetumal, Ranchito Lagoon always welcomes local customers and visitors rooming in this part of Belize. Even if you are not staying particularly close, you should think about stopping by to check it out. It's 3.0 miles south west of Corozal.

To get to Ranchito Lagoon, drive south on Northern Highway for just a few miles from Corozal Town.

Nearby Restaurants

Ranchito Lagoon is in a nice location for visitors who are looking to choose from a fair number of nearby restaurants. Vista del Sol Restaurant, which serves eclectic dishes, is also the most convenient dining option from the this lagoon. Vista del Sol Restaurant is only about two miles away from Ranchito Lagoon, so grab a table and place your order. Y-Not Grill & Bar and Cactus Plaza offer additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Cactus Plaza you will be able to sample Mexican cuisine and experience the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of lagoons, and are interested in visiting others, should consider going to Four Mile Lagoon and Progresso Lagoon; the first of which is seven and a half miles to the north of this page's natural attraction. Additional nearby activities include Corozal House of Culture, which is three miles away Corozal. You might want to also consider making the trip to Santa Rita, which is another attraction nearby.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Attractions Near Ranchito Lagoon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Corozal House of Culture Museum 2.8 mi. (0.4 km) NE Corozal
Santa Rita Historic Site 5.6 mi. (4.2 km) NE 2.6 mi. Northeast of Corozal
Nohmul Historic Site 14.9 mi. (15.3 km) SW 9.5 mi. North of Orange Walk

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Location: Corozal District, Belize


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