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.


Set in , happily welcomes residents and vacationers who are lodging in this section of Belize. Whether or not you're staying in the vicinity, you should think about stopping by to check it out.

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

Located in Corozal District, 13.1 miles south west of Chetumal, Ranchito Lagoon happily welcomes vacationers who are rooming in this part of Belize. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you should consider stopping by to check out the sights. It's 3.0 miles south-southwest of Corozal.

Nearby Restaurants

If you build an appetite while visiting Ranchito Lagoon, you should think about grabbing a bite at one of the local eateries near this lagoon. The most proximate eatery to Ranchito Lagoon is Vista del Sol Restaurant, which sells eclectic fare. It is just around two miles away from this lagoon, so stop in and dig in! Also within reach, you and your group will encounter eateries such as Y-Not Grill & Bar and Cactus Plaza where you and your companions may sample Mexican food and experience the flavors of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that are a fan of lagoons, and would like to see others, should consider Four Mile Lagoon and Progresso Lagoon; the first is seven and a half miles to the north of this page's natural attraction. Other nearby activities include Corozal House of Culture, which is three miles away Corozal. Furthermore, you can consider visiting Santa Rita, which is another attraction nearby.

Lagoons are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following list contains attractions that are nearby.

Attractions Near Ranchito Lagoon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Corozal House of Culture Museum 2.8 mi. (1.1 km) NE Corozal
Santa Rita Historic Site 5.6 mi. (4.3 km) NE 2.7 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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