18 de febrero de 2008


Hi reader, This is the hometown of the writer of this blog. Trust me it is a nice quiet retirement haven.

Visitors will find a haven of tranquility in this slow pace, easy going town ....
Corozal Town is located nine miles from the Mexican border and Chetumal, capital of Mexico's southern state of Quintana Roo and is located between two scenic rivers, the New River and Rio Hondo. Traditionally the heart of the country's sugar growing and processing industry, Corozal today is also well-known for its Free Zone.

Corozal is a convenient base for day trips to Chetumal, or for excursions to the Mayan ruins and beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula. San Pedro Ambergris Caye, Belize's most popular destination for scuba divers and snorkelers, is 15 minutes by air from the Corozal airstrip.
While English is the official language, Spanish is widely spoken, as there are many Maya and Mestizo descendents of those who fled Mexico during the Caste Wars of the mid-1800's. Corozal is Belize's fourth largest populated district, with 33,000 residents.
In Corozal everything is close to the sea, including several seaside parks, the market and Corozal's bright new yellow history museum. One museum exhibit displays Maya artifacts in a traditional 1800's market setting. Things to Do...
Santa Rita, a small partially excavated Maya archeological site, is located a short mile from the town's center. The caretaker will be happy to show you around and fill you in on the ruins history for a small admission fee.
Discover the area's vibrant history as depicted in a wall size mural, painted inside the Town Hall. Visitors are welcome to view it up-close during work day hours. It's located across from the central park.
Forty minutes by boat gets you to the picturesque fishing village of Sarteneja, with its impressive display of hand made wooden sailing boats. Shipstern Nature Reserve is about three miles from the village.
Cerros, accessable by boat from Corozal, lies across the Corozal-Chetumal bay and was an early Maya trading center.
Tarpon, bonefishing or deep-sea fishing can be arranged with local fishing guides.
Four Mile Lagoon is between Corozal and the Mexican border where you will find a number of inexpensive beach spots for swimming, RV's and camping.
Chetumal, just on the Mexican side of the border, is a prosperous middle class city of 250,000 and capital of Mexico's southern state of Quintana Roo.
Getting There ....
The 85 mile drive from Belize City, along the Northern Highway, takes an hour and a half to 2 hours. There are also domestic flights with Tropic Air and Maya Airways. Flight takes about 30 minutes.
Private VehicleNorthern Highway runs from Belize City to the Mexican border and is paved with good gas availability.
BusPublic buses have frequent scheduled services along the Northern Highway from Belize city to Corozal and on to the Mexican border town of Chetumal.
Don't just take my word for it, come visit us. I am sure yu will love our town and district on a whole.
Love, Brenda Aurora Ysaguirre

1 comentario:

david santos dijo...

Excellent posting,
thank you