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Cayo District


The Cayo District is Belize's western most district. It borders Guatemala and contains the official western border crossing into Guatemala at Santa Elena. The terrain is hilly to mountainous with rocky and limestone plateaus. Cayo is home to the Maya Mountains - an offshoot of the great mountain range which stretches from the Cascades to the Andes. Because of its terrain, Cayo tends to be prone to flooding during the rainy seasons.

Cayo is populated by a wide variety of ethnic groups. The towns closer to the border are mostly spanish speaking. The district is filled however with numerous towns and villages which vary from Mayan Indian to Creole. Due to a hurricane in 1961 the Government of Belize decided to move the country's capital to a new city called Belmopan in the centre of the Cayo District.

Cayo is also home to the spectacular Mountain Pine Ridge nature reserve as well as the Maya Ruins of Xunantunich and Caracol.

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Listed below are resorts and hotels in the Cayo District.

Crystal Paradise Resort

P.O. Box 126, Cristo Rey Village, San Ignacio, Cayo District

www.crystalparadise.com

Owned by the Belizean Tut family. Crystal Paradise is nestled in the jungles along the Macal River. Guests can enjoy the garden, dining room, self service bar or simply relax in a cozy hammock under palapa. Activities include hiking, biking, horseback ri ...

Telephone501-834-4016/610-5593
Fax501-834-4016
E-mail
Maya Mountain Lodge & Tours

San Ignacio, Cayo District

www.mayamountain.com

Maya Mountain Lodge & Tours is a friendly, family run jungle lodge with air conditioned spacious rooms and cottages. Our amenities include a lovely swimming pool, beautiful nature trails, tropical gardens and a gourmet dining room serving ethnic dishes fr ...

Telephone501-824-2164
Fax501-824-2029
E-mail
Mountain Equestrian Trails

Mile 8, Mountain Pine Ridge Road, San Ignacio, Cayo District

www.metbelize.com

A spectacular jungle lodge based in the heart of the Slate Creek Reserve, /not just another horseback ride.

Telephone941-488-0522/ 501-669-1124
Fax941-488-3953
E-mail
Pook's Hill Lodge

P.O. Box 14, Belmopan, Cayo

www.pookshilllodge.com

Experience the adventure of the Belizean rainforest: the early mists, the wealth of birds and wildlife; the ancient trees. Enjoy the pristine environment: hike in old growth forest, float along a crystal clear jungle river, relax to the sounds of nature. ...

Telephone501-832-2017
E-mail
Windy Hill Resort

Graceland Ranch, San Ignacio, Cayo

www.windyhillresort.com

Windy Hill Resort is located in the Cayo District, the most popular inland destination in Belize. We are located near several of Belize's greatest natural attractions including well-known Maya Temples, caves, rainforests, and jungle rivers. Come see for y ...

Telephone011-501-824-2017
Fax011-501-824-3080
E-mail

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Pelican Beach Resort
Pelican Beach Resort
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Name: Pelican Beach Resort
Description: With architecture reminiscent of Belize's colonial past, colorful tropical gardens, sprawling verandas, and shaded dockside palapas, Pelican Beach Resort - Dangriga is filled with old world charm. * Stay in spacious and comfortable rooms with air-c ...
State: Stann Creek District
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