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'll find a pair of beaches to consider, though all of them are found in neighboring areas. You can click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Corozal Bay: The beaches of Corozal Bay are accessible throughout the town of Corozal, though automobiles should seek out public parking. For those staying in-town, local bus routes offer a convenient way to reach the beach.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is La Barra Cedar Beach. The beach is just north of Chunox Village, across from Cooper Bank.

The beaches nearby are shown in the chart below.

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, you'll be able to find many other beaches within Belize. Read this page. concerning the full set of beaches in Belize if you want to learn additional ideas.


Assuming you like to learn about other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Corozal.

One popular destination is Corozal House of Culture. It is found in the heart of Corozal. Since it was originally built during the latter half of the 19th century, Corozal House has serves as a market place, a tourism center, an archeological management facility, and finally, a cultural center. Visitors who encounter Corozal House today find a beautiful community center which houses an art gallery of local works, and a museum of local history.

The chart below summarizes some key facts concerning 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

In case you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of a foreign country, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Santa Rita. It is located 2.6 mi. Northeast of central Corozal. Believed to be the remains of one of the most important cities in ancient Maya, Santa Rita may have at one time been called Chetumal. Modern Corozal was build atop it, leaving only one structure in tact.

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

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers can enjoy some other interesting local attractions close to Corozal.

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


Visitors 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 passing some time 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 usually stay in Corozal to gamble, although there is one such venue nearby, Las Vegas Casino. <p>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.</p>


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