The Cayo District in Belize is home to a rich diversity of people and wildlife. This area boasts some of the country's biggest cities, as well as handfuls of small villages and natural forest reserves. It is the second largest district in Belize, with over 2,000 square miles of beautiful landscape housing around 60,000 people. Get a taste of culture in the cities, then head out to explore jungles, rivers, waterfalls, caves, and Mayan ruins.
Extending west from the nation's capital, Belmopan, lush valleys turn into rolling hills that consist largely of farmland. Cayo is known for its agriculture, providing succulent tropical fruits as well as most of the nation's livestock, poultry, and grain. While English and Spanish are the nation's primary languages, there is a large population of Latinos, Creoles, Chinese, Lebanese, Guatemlans, Mennonites, and Mayas, so you're sure to have a diverse experience during your stay in one of our Cayo vacation rentals!
Near the border of Guatemala, the twin cities of San Ignacio and Santa Elena are the country's second largest population center. Here you can experience a bustling market that draws thousands on weekends and a vibrant nightlife that goes until morning. Hike or horseback ride up to the iconic Maya site, Cahal Pech, atop a hill just a mile outside of town to see amazing ruins and a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the Belize River Valley.
Whether you prefer cities or wilderness, there's a unique experience for everyone waiting in the Cayo District of Belize!
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