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.
|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.
|Corozal House of Culture||(501) 422-0071||Central Corozal||Belize|
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.
|Santa Rita||Historical Site||--||2.6 mi. Northeast of Central Corozal||Belize|
Vacationers can enjoy some other interesting local attractions close to Corozal.
|Lighthouse||10.2 mi. Northeast of Central Corozal||Mexico|
Visitors can visit the local park nearby.
|Park||9.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Corozal||Mexico|
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.
|Payo Obispo Zoo||Zoo||10.3 mi. Northeast of Central Corozal||Mexico|
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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