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.


Ranchito Lagoon can be found 13.1 miles south west of Chetumal, a city in Belize; it's 3.0 miles to the south west of Corozal.

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

Nearby Restaurants

You'll discover a fairly sizable set of dining places to select from in the locale around this lagoon. Vista del Sol Restaurant, which offers eclectic meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this lagoon. Vista del Sol Restaurant is maybe around two miles away from this lagoon, so check it out and peruse the menu. Y-Not Grill & Bar and Cactus Plaza are a couple other nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Cactus Plaza you and your companions might test out Mexican food and enjoy the culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who like lagoons, and would like to see others, might consider seeing Four Mile Lagoon and Progresso Lagoon; the first and closest of which is seven and a half miles to the north of Ranchito Lagoon. There are at least one or two other attractions in the area, including Corozal House of Culture, which is three miles away Corozal. Also, you might consider heading to Santa Rita, which is another attraction nearby.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. Attractions close-by can be found in the following table.

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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