Located in the District
Northern Districts of Belize
Made up of the districts of Corozal and Orangewalk, Northern Belize is maybe best known for growing sugar cane, it’s proximity to Mexico and warm dry weather.
As you drive the Northern Highway, many of the roads are lined with the sugar cane that grows in the fields and that which has flown off the trucks on their way to the refinery. The town of Orangewalk is actually called “Sugar City”. (Read a bit more about Orange Walk.)
It’s also the capital of tacos. Delicious CHEAP tacos.
This area is also one of the least visited by overnighting tourists but many come during the day via the river to see one of Belize’s most impressive Mayan ruins…Lamanai, the “submerged crocodile”. (More about majestic Lamanai.)
The Corozal district (which lies along a relatively unpopulated sea front) is becoming more and more popular with relocating expats due to prices lower than the Cayes and seafront properties.
The town of Corozal is pretty – colorful and low key. You can see my visit here in November of 2019.
There is also a lovely seaside village, a VERY quiet fishing village, called Sarteneja that is worth checking out if you have the time. It’s a bit disorienting since it’s the only place in Belize where the sun sets over the ocean…but you’ll get used to it.)
View in 2019. And a walk around the village and how to get there.