The Cayo District in the west of Belize is also called 'the Highlands of Belize'.

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

    Caracol.

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

    Xunantunich.

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

    Rio Frio.

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

  • Cayo District
    Cayo District

The Cayo District has a lot to offer its visitors and that is why it’s the most visited region of Belize. For nature lovers there is the Mountain Pine Ridge forest reserve where you can enjoy beautiful pine woods, waterfalls, caves and natural pools. You can hike, bike or climb here while you stay in one of the beautiful lodges.

In this region you will also find fascinating Maya sites such as Caracol, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech and the Maya caves of Aktun Tunichil Muknal.
Xunantunich is a large ceremonial centre, situated high upon a limestone mountain range, with panoramic views of the surrounding Cayo area. Its centre consists of six large squares, surrounded by over 25 temples and palaces.
The largest Maya city of Caracol is a large city of 48 km2. It lies in the middle of the rainforest with about 20 squares, an astronomical observation post and over 35.000 identified buildings.

You can also visit the Chiquibul rainforest, underneath this National Park lies the longest underground cave system of Central America.

There are plenty of things to do in this region!

  • Hidden Valley Inn

    Hidden Valley Inn - Belize

    Hidden Valley Inn is one of the few small luxury hotels in the Mountain Pine Ridge area. The property has only twelve cabanas!

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  • Black Rock lodge

    Black Rock Lodge - Belize

    The Black Rock Lodge lies in the beautiful Cayo District, close to San Ignacio. This Eco Lodge lies in the middle of the jungle. This lodge contributes to the preservation of the environment by …

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  • Ka'ana boutique hotel

    Ka ana Boutique hotel - Belize

    The Ka’ana Boutique hotel was opened in 2007. It is perfectly situated in a wonderfully green valley, surrounded by Maya mountains. An excellent base of operations; the cosy town of San Ignacio …

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  • Blancaneaux Lodge

    Blancaneaux Lodge - Belize

    This renowned lodge, owned by Francis Ford Coppola, offers a great combination of natural beauty and optimal comfort.

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  • Chaa Creek

    Chaa Creek - Belize

    The Chaa Creek lodge offers informal luxury in a beautiful, untouched rainforest. There are many activities available from the lodge.

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