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Cayo District Belize

6 August 2009 3 Comments

Cayo District

The Cayo District is the largest district in Belize with a population of approximately 70,000. The district is one of the most important industries in ecotourism and can be reached via two highways: the western highway which runs from Belize City to the Guatemalan border, and the southern highway which starts in Belmopan and ends in the Stan Creek District.

Both English and Spanish are widely spoken in Cayo, which is home to Belize’s largest populations of Lebanese, Chinese, Guatemalans, Mayas, Mennonites and Mestizo’s (Spanish Maya).

San Ignacio Town serves as the capital of Cayo and is situated on the banks of the Macal River about 72 miles west of Belize City, and 22 miles west of the country’s capital Belmopan.

Cayo is also home to the largest Maya site of Caracol and the famous ruin of Xunantunich and offers visitors a unique opportunity to encounter diverse flora and fauna with natural wonders such as cascading waterfalls, sinkholes and limestone caves.

So if you are looking for an eco-adventure vacation, Cayo District is the place to visit.


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