Attractions in Corozal

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Corozal is the northernmost urban city in Belize, and although it can be busy with locals and people constantly crossing the border, overall it remains a calm, friendly place to visit.   Tourists are kept busy with a number of attractions that range from Mayan ruins to museums and beaches to casinos.  All you need to do is get out and start driving and you'll very quickly run into something to do.


You will discover a pair of beaches to consider visiting, although each of them are found just outside of Corozal. You can click on each beach name to get additional information about that part of the coast.

Corozal Bay: Corozal Bay features a long stretch of beach, adding to the local town area. The beaches are well integrated into the larger town and while small, still feature soft, white sand and calm waters perfect for swimming.

A second place that beach-goers can consider is La Barra Cedar Beach. The future for La Barra Cedar Beach looks bright, with plans in the works for a retirement community and a nature reserve. At this time, however, the beach remains secluded and untouched.

Check out the chart below for more information.

Beaches Near Corozal
Name Location Coast
Corozal Bay 1.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Corozal North
La Barra Cedar Beach 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Corozal North

Bear in mind that you'll be able to find other beaches within Belize. Click to visit our article about beaches in Belize.


Assuming you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Corozal.

Many travelers choose to visit Corozal House of Culture. It is found within the heart of Corozal. Corozal House is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The table just below lists more information on a museum you might enjoy in Corozal.

Museums In Corozal
Name Phone Location
Corozal House of Culture (501) 422-0071 Central Corozal Belize

Historical Sites

Like exploring the history of countries you visit? If so, you should consider visiting a historical site while vacationing in Corozal.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Santa Rita. It is located 2.6 mi. Northeast of central Corozal. Santa Rita features two in tact rooms of four that were once the living quarters of a Mayan family. Artifacts found in various digs include the body of a woman surrounded by jewelry and pottery, as well as the body of a warlord surrounded by a stringray spine and a ceremonial flint.

Historic Sites Near Corozal
Name Type Phone Location
Santa Rita Historical Site -- 2.6 mi. Northeast of Central Corozal Belize

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers will enjoy some other intriguing sites worth visiting nearby.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Corozal
Name Type Location
Chetumal Lighthouse Lighthouse 10.2 mi. Northeast of Central Corozal Mexico


Vacationers can visit the local park nearby.

Parks Near Corozal
Name Type Location
Parque Integral de la Amistad Park 9.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Corozal Mexico

Zoos and Aquariums

If the concept of spending part of a day at the zoo sounds like fun, consider visiting Payo Obispo Zoo. The zoo is a great place to learn about local fauna without having to venture out into the wild. Tour the zoo yourself or sign up for a guided tour.

Zoos Near Corozal
Name Type Location /th>
Payo Obispo Zoo Zoo 10.3 mi. Northeast of Central Corozal Mexico


Belize Casinos

Travelers don't generally come to Corozal to find gambling, but there is one option nearby, Las Vegas Casino. Stop by and play in the largest Casino in Belize. The Las Vegas Casino offers a variety of table games and plenty of slot machines to play and try your luck. The games are fun, the drinks are good and the staff friendly; you'll be able to have fun and maybe win something too.


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