Belize Travel Guide

About Cayo District

The Cayo District is the largest district in Belize. The location of Mother Nature’s best kept secret for sure. It boasts the capital of Belize, Belmopan, the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, and the Guatemalan border town of Benque Viejo.

The Maya once lived here in great numbers and today there are hundreds of un- excavated Mayan ruins and Mayan house mounds.


Three of Belize’s most important rivers flow through Cayo District. The Mopan flows from Guatemala, the Macal from the Maya mountains and they both meet just North of San Ignacio to form the Belize River. Spanning the Macal river and linking San Ignacio to Santa Elena is the only suspension bridge in Belize, the one- lane Hawksworth bridge.

Multitudes of quaint, picturesque villages are yours to experience. To the South, are the Maya Mountains and the Mountain Pine Ridge, riddled with caves, waterfalls and clear mountain streams. Hidden amongst the jungle are the Mayan ruins of Caracol, Xunantunich, El Pilar and Cahal Pech; all glorious monuments of the Maya culture which flourished centuries ago.

Today, Cayo District is the agricultural center of Belize, with its cattle ranches, citrus groves worked by the Mennonite settlement of Spanish Lookout. “We grow Belize” is their motto. To the North, is where you will find a birder’s paradise in Aguacate Lagoon, which is where you may also see crocodiles, gibnuts and howler monkeys.

The people of Belize are friendly, welcoming, and surprisingly for a Central American country, most everyone speaks English and many speak Spanish as well. Adventures, wilderness, jungles, Maya ruins, and the friendliest people around await you in this jewel of Belize.

How to get to Cahal Pech Village Resort

From Belize International there are
3 ways to get to the Resort –

If you decide to make it out to the Resort on your own, please contact us for directions.