Charming small towns, lush tropical forests and the Macal and Mopan rivers await you here. The home of Mountain Pine Ridge and beautiful cave systems, the Cayo district takes you on a journey into the Maya underworld, through rolling landscapes of pine and limestone and back again. Visit the twin towns, San Ignacio and Santa Elena, which is separated by the Macal River, or take a trip to the Capital of Belize, Belmopan.
Cayo is also known as the second largest district of Belize. You can get to Cayo through the George Price Highway (western highway), which starts at the intersection of Central American Boulevard and Cemetery Road in Belize City. From there, drive for an hour and you’ll arrive in Cayo District.
In this District, English and Spanish are spoken but here you’ll find mostly Hispanics, Mayas, Mennonites, and Guatemalans.
When in the west make sure to visit: