Number One Stop for Travelers
Cayo is probably the number one stop for travelers looking to spend a few days in Belize’s mainland. It’s a wealth of natural attractions, concentration of Mayan sites, and its excellent display of local cuisine have earned this district the distinction of being known as the cultural heart of Belize. Located on the western side of the country, Cayo borders Guatemala and is geographically Belize’s largest district, spread over nearly a million acres. The twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena are the most popular stops for travelers. The border town of Benque Viejo del Carmen is home to many Mayan settlements as well. The district includes Benque Viejo del Carmen and the villages of San Antonio Cayo Valley of Peace, St. Margaret’s, Roaring Creek, Albania, and Spanish Lookout. This area has some beautiful hilltops.