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Event Planner's Guide to Corozal District

Corozal is off the beaten track for business tourism, with fewer outside visitors than other regions in Belize. However, this is slowly changing as international expats and event planners learn what Corozal District has to offer. The attractive low costs, welcoming Corozaleños, quiet sleepy charm, and stunning coastline, make Corozal a hidden gem.

About Corozal District

Corozal is located in the northernmost part of Belize. It borders the Belize district of Orange Walk to the south and its neighbouring country Mexico, to the northwest. Corozal is the third most-populated district in Belize.

The district capital is Corozal Town, a humble, easygoing port on the Chetumal Bay in the Caribbean Sea, with a population of around 10,000. The town features well-kept parks, a museum, restaurants, and stunning sea views of the vivid green turquoise water. Other quaint villages suitable for Corozal events, meetings, and conferences include Sarteneja, Orchid Bay, and Cerros Peninsula.

Corozal District enjoys less rain than the southern region of Belize. For a beautiful and affordable place to host corporate events, Corozal is the destination for you.

Event Venues and Hotels in Corozal

There are a handful of family-run hotels in the Corozal District suitable for business events. Corozal Town is where most of the venues for events and conferences are located. Only one or two other small villages along the coast have some options. These are the most business-friendly hotels in Corozal:

  • Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Corozal Town (1 meeting room, 1 business centre)
  • Hotel Maya, Corozal Town (2 meeting rooms)
  • Tony’s Inn & Beach Resort, Corozal Town (1 meeting room)
  • Tilt-Ta-Dock Resort, Corozal Town 
  • Casablanca Hotel By The Sea, Consejo (1 meeting room)
  • Crimson Orchid Inn, Orchid Bay 

Internet in Corozal District

There is satellite, fibre optic, and 4G internet available in most areas across Corozal District. Hotels and good restaurants offer high-speed Wi-Fi. There are free Wi-Fi hotspots across Corozal Town for a limited time per day. In remote areas, the internet may be interrupted. 

Corporate Entertainment in Corozal District

The laidback rural lifestyle of Corozal means that business tourists can enjoy relaxing activities outside of the meeting room. The area boasts incredible and unspoiled natural surroundings. Interesting things to see and do include:

  • Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Cerros and Santa Rita
  • Hiking and birdwatching in Shipstern Nature Reserve
  • Snorkelling and kayaking in the bay
  • Arguably some of the best fishing in the world
  • Scuba diving off the shores of Ambergris Caye
  • Boat tours with a local guide
  • Cerros Maya Disc Golf Course
  • A day trip to the nearby city of Chetumal in Mexico 

Dining in Corozal

Corozal District is home to tasty dishes made with fresh locally-sourced produce and seafood. Treat your delegates to a delicious dinner in one of the many casual restaurants. These are a few top-rated establishments:

  • Corozo Blue’s Restaurant (Belizean, Turkish, and international food)
  • RD’s Diner (Caribbean, Creole, and Cajun food)
  • June’s Kitchen (International and Caribbean food)
  • Blackbeard’s (Italian and Mexican food)

How to Travel to Corozal District

You can get to Corozal District by coach, taxi, hire car, ferry or by plane. Corozal Town is nine miles from Chetumal at the Mexican border and 90 miles from Belize City. 

Corozal Airport

Corozal Airport (CZH) is a small airport with passenger flights from two airlines. Maya Island Air has flights to and from Belize City International, Belize City Municipal, Dangriga, Independence, Placencia, Punta Gorda, and the islands of Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel, and San Pedro. There are seasonal flights to and from Orange Walk. Tropic Air flies to and from San Pedro. 

Phillip SW Goldson International Airport

There are international and domestic flights from Phillip SW Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Ladyville, near Belize City. A shuttle bus runs between the airport and Belize City. 

Travelling from Belize City to Corozal

You can travel by hire car, bus, and ferry. The cheapest way is to drive 78 miles via the town of Orange Walk, which takes just under 2 hours. By ferry, the journey takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes via the island of Caye Caulker. 

Travelling around the Corozal District

Visiting the mainland villages in Corozal District is cheapest by bus. For large groups, it might be cost-effective and more comfortable to travel by ferry, water taxi, or private car.

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