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 find a couple of beaches to visit, although each of them are found nearby. Click on each beach name to get additional information about that part of the coast.

Corozal Bay: The beaches are primarily located in the Corozal Town area, which faces the Corozal Bay. The waters from the bay are calm and great for swimming.

Another option to consider is La Barra Cedar Beach. The beach is just north of Chunox Village, across from Cooper Bank.

The beaches nearby are displayed in the following table.

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

Fortunately, you can find many additional beaches within Belize. If you'd like to find out more about beaches in Belize by clicking here.


Assuming you like to explore other people and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Corozal.

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

The chart below provides more details regarding a museum in the area.

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

Historical Sites

If you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of a foreign country, you should consider visiting a historical site during your stay.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Santa Rita. It is found 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

Guests can discover some other intriguing sites nearby.

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

Zoos and Aquariums

If the thought of passing some time surrounded by animals 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 go to Corozal for its gambling opportunities, but there is one option 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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