Corozal located just south of the Hondo River, which forms the border between Mexico and Belize. Today, Corozal is home to a growing expatriate community, mostly concentrated in the northern tip of the town at Consejo Shores, and along the seaside in the Copper Bank and Chunox areas. Corozal Town makes a good base for fishing excursions in the calm bay; bird- and wildlife-viewing tours into nearby Shipstern Nature Reserve; shopping trips to neighboring Chetumal, Mexico; and explorations of the aforementioned Mayan ruins.
Population: about 11,500
Access: Bus or Taxi
(it takes about 2 hours from Belize city)
Most popular places in Corozal
Santa Rita Mayan Archeological Site
Archaeologists believe that Santa Rita is almost certainly the ancient city of Chetumal and it was an important center for the trade of honey, vanilla, cacao and anchiote to the northern Yucatan and other locations. The breadth of the trade that flourished in Santa Rita is evidenced by findings at the site that include Andean pottery from the Late Classic Period and turquoise jewelry from the Aztecs.
The CFZ sits at the South Eastern border with Mexico. Currently, businesses in the zone are manufacturing, importing, exporting, distributing fuel, retailing and offering various services to Mexicans and international clients.
The Commercial Free Zone Act OF 1994 has established a Commercial Free Zone (CFZ) at Corozal to attract foreign investment.
Cerros Mayan Archeological Site
Take a short boat ride across the Corozal Bay to Cerros. As the only Maya site in Belize situated on the coast, Cerros is located on a northern peninsula in the Bay of Chetumal, across from Corozal Town. Cerros was a key commercial center during the late Pre-Classic period and is full of Maya history. Maya traders arrived by canoe from the coast through the Bay of Chetumal, as well as from upriver on the Rio Hondo in the north and the New River to the south.
Restaurants and Bars in Corozal
Many Soup Choice. You can check the Day’s special on the Black board. The
photo is shrimp soup.
Mon～Sat11:00 – 21:00 +501-402-0174 2nd Street North, Corner of 4th Ave. and 2nd Street, Corozal Town