Natural Beauty, Mayan culture and sandy beaches
One of the most multicultural regions of Belize, Orange Walk is home to Creoles, Mennonites and indigenous Maya peoples. Orange Walk beaches are among the best in the country. They come complete with warm waters, clean sand, a tropical climate and an irresistible Caribbean feel.
Orange Walk Town is also known as ‘Sugar City’ and it was the region’s sugar crop that attracted many of the settlers to the area in the first place. Long before that however, Orange Walk was a home to one of the earliest Mayan settlements, Cuello. You can delve into the mysterious Mayan culture there and at Lamanai, where ancient ruins emerge from the lush tropical jungle.
Another highlight of the beautiful Orange Walk region, and your holiday in Belize, is the Rio Bravo Conservation Area. Home to Chan Chich and Gallon Jug, the protected area covers 280,000 acres and is home to puma, jaguar, ocelot and over 250 types of orchid. Orange Walk is also a bird-watcher’s paradise with around 400 species calling the region home.