Corozal is conveniently located between Mexico and Ambergris Caye, with its own turquoise shores and diverse landscape, from beaches and historical sights to a nature reserve. In town, remnants of historical and cultural heritage are on full display. There are gun turrets at Fort Barlee used during the 19th century during the Caste War; the vibrant Corozal Town Mural depicting the district’s history and the Maya temple of Santa Rita, where the mestizo population of Belize was born.
Top Picks of Things to See and Do in Corozal
- Corozal Town Hall – Something you must see in this small town is the vibrant mural that depicts the history of Corozal.
- Local Market- Where you can find a wide selection of locally grown vegetables and some of the best fruits in Belize. You can also get a taste of the culture in this district on your visit here.
- Swimming in Corozal Bay- What a better way to start but to hit the beach at Corozal Bay! Pack your bags with your favorite swimwear, sunshades, sunscreen, and bring some friends to have some fun.
- Art in the Park– Art in the Park is an experience, as casual as it may be, the community and visitors attend to sample the culinary art, to buy a piece of handmade art, to listen to music, to meet new people and if the timing is right attendees will witness a cultural performance.
- Corozal house of culture- You can also explore the culture that Belize has to offer in at the Corozal House of Culture, which was originally built to be a market. It is a museum, art gallery, and a cultural center.
- Cerros Archeological Site – Located on the northern coast of Belize, Cerros was an important trade center for imports like obsidian and Jade. Still only partially excavated, the site has three large buildings and several plazas surrounded by pyramids. The tallest structure stands seventy-two feet high above the plaza.
- Santa Rita Archeological Park – Corozal town sits where the ancient city of Santa Rita once flourished. It was an important part of the trade route, with products like cacao, vanilla, and honey exported from here. Only a few original few structures are still standing, but the main temple provides a gorgeous panoramic view of the town.
- Sarteneja Village – An hour ferry ride East from Corozal, you will encounter the sleepy fishing village of Sarteneja which produces Belize’s traditional wooden sailboats; these curious can peak into the impressive workshops.
- Shipstern Conservation and Management Area – Venture deeper into Sarteneja and you will find the Shipstern Conservation and Management Area, one of the most ecologically diverse areas of Belize. From mangrove shorelines to rainforests, and botanical trails, inside the reserve thrives 300 bird species, 270 butterfly species, manatees, and crocodiles.