Corozal: Perched on the northern border with Mexico, the picturesque Corozal district blends Mestizo, Maya and Mexican flavors with the allure of a serene haven away from the busier tourist track – a joy for many, both adventure travelers and beach-centric tourists. Experience a genuine surrounding in an intimate way, and take an up-close view of Belize real estate.
The district’s name comes from the cohune palms that dominated the landscape when the first inhabitants arrived. The local economy has long been agricultural, mostly sugarcane and papaya production. Recently eco-tourism has been increasing from the allure of a retirement community alongside things to do like the water-side Maya temples of Cerros, the peaceful fishing villages of Consejo and Sarteneja and the attractions of Shipstern Nature Reserve. Within the Corozal District is the Corozal Free Zone, which has a hotel, casino and shopping.