CAYO DISTRICT AND WESTERN BELIZE
DISTRICT CAPITALSAN IGNACIO
MAIN CROPCITRUS
BIG DRAWECO-TOURISM
With the mantra: the “west is the best” the inhabitants of the Cayo District have a lot to brag about. It’s about dense jungles, Mayan ruins, amazing cave systems that you can explore for days and some of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Belize.
This is truly where most of the country’s “action” takes place. Visitors can zipline over top the lush jungles, take a tube through the caves, swim in the many “pools” dotting the landscape or explore on foot—or horseback if you so choose.
  • SAN IGNACIO

    The true center of the Cayo District, San Ignacio offers a ton to do and serves as a great base for the many adventures that tourist love to go on. With its affordability and lively Mayan and Garifunan culture, it really is a wonderful region to explore. One of the oldest Mayan sites, Cahal Pech is located just outside of the town, and you can also visit the House of Culture for an immersion into the art and culture of the region.

  • BARTON CREEK CAVE

    Accessible only by guided tour via canoe, the trip through Barton Creek Cave is truly one you cannot miss if staying in the Cayo District. Visitors have spotted everything from limestone formations, to skulls, to ancient pottery pieces—remnants of the Mayan era.

  • RIO ON POOLS

    Just outside of Augustine Village, visitors come across this gorgeous spot. Through a series of ledges and rocks, the river spills over and thus creates a number of waterfalls as well as small pools. It makes for an amazing day as you experience a natural water slide and relax in the overlooking picnic area.