Cayo Tourist Places to Visit in Cayo, Belize, America

Cayo Tourist Places to Visit in Cayo, Belize, America

Cayo is located towards the western part of the Belize country is largest district in the country and country capital, Belmopan is situated in Cayo district. Capital of the Cayo district is San Ignacio is divided into two towns and each town is bound by rural villages and agriculture is the main form of living in the district and tourism also plays major role in the economic development. Cayo is surrounded by Belize City, Dangriga, Punta Gorda is situated at the border of Guatemala and the coordinates of Cayo are 16.8333° N, 88.9167° W.


Places to Visit in Cayo:


Xunantunich is located at a distance of 38 kilometers from the center of the Cayo district. Xunantunich is an ancient Mayan archaeological site and close to the Mopan River is visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year.


Cahal Pech:

Cahal Pech is located at a distance of 28 kilometers in San Ignacio and the site was the home for an elite Maya family dates back to 1200 BCE, exist at the bank of river Macal.


Macal River:

Macal River passes through the Cayo district is one the major rivers in the country and rises in a rocky section of the Mayan Mountains and along the river there are many sanctuaries.

St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park:

St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park is situated at a distance of 22 kilometers from Belmopan City and the national park covers an area of about 500 acres and the park is managed by the Belize Audubon Society.


Guanacaste National Park:

Guanacaste National Park is located on the Western Highway in Belmopan and park was established in the year 1973 as a crown reserve and in the year 1990, gained the status as national park.


Other Places to visit in Cayo:

  • Actun Tunichil Muknal
  • Barton Creek Cave
  • Blue Hole National Park
  • Calico Jack’s
  • Five Blues Lake National Park
  • Green Hills Butterfly Farm
  • Gunivista
  • Mountain Pine Ridge
  • Nohoch-Che’en Cave


Best time to Visit Cayo:

Cayo experiences tropical monsoon type of climate with hot and moist weather through the year and most of the time with rains and rainy season starts from the month of May to February and dry season starts from March to April.


How to Reach Cayo?

Cayo is a district and there are two major airports in the district namely, Matthew Spain Airport, located in San Ignacio City and Belmopan Airport situated in Belmopan City both the airports serves with domestic flights to the cities in Belize country on frequent intervals.

Cayo district has well developed road network and the district is served by number of bus stations and tourists can board the bus to get around the district and buses ply frequently to all the towns and cities in Cayo district and other mode of transportation accessible in the Cayo district are car, taxi and bikes.


Where to Stay in Cayo?

Cayo hosts lot of popular hotels, resorts and Inns. One can come across numerous luxurious hotels in this city. The hotel rooms are designed as per the needs of the tourists.  Amenities of the guest rooms comprise of stylish quilt, LCD flat-screen TVs, mini-bar, refrigerator, walk-in closet, lavatory and room service. Leisure services include spa, massage, facials and beauty services at reasonable price and cost of the room in Cayo range from $30 to $500 and above per day. Some of the hotels in Cayo are listed here below:

  • Maya Mountain Lodge & Tours
  • Gumbo Limbo Village Resort
  • Super Palm Resort
  • Gaia Riverlodge
  • Ka Ana Boutique Resort And Spa
  • Mystic River Resort
  • Blancaneaux Lodge
  • San Ignacio Resort Hotel
  • Windy Hill Resort
  • Mariposa Jungle Lodge
  • Hidden Valley Inn
  • The Lodge At Chaa Creek

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