November 28, 2017
The Cayo District is the largest district in Belize; it is also home to the Belize-Guatemala Border. It is located on the western side of the country and nation’s capital, Belmopan, is in this district. Cayo spans more than 2,000 square miles across diverse terrain – from rolling hills and sweeping farmland devoted to citrus orchards and cattle farming, to lush river valleys and rugged mountain ridges covered in sub-tropical jungle. Easy to reach on the Western Highway, the Cayo District is approximately a one-hour drive from Belize City.
Cayo District’s most important industries are eco-tourism. Besides the country’s most extensive number of Archeological Sites and a growing number of comfortable accommodations, Cayo offers visitors the unique opportunity to encounter its physically diverse flora and fauna. With such natural wonders as cascading waterfalls and limestone caves, an intact and relatively undisturbed environment Cayo offers something for everyone. Much of Cayo consists of broadleaf jungle overlying limestone formations.
The Cayo District is a great place to unwind and get in tune to Mother Nature. Cayo offer great experience for the whole family from exploring the ancient Maya world to hiking the luscious Maya Mountains.