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Event Planner's Guide to Orange Walk District

The long history of cutting down trees and growing sugar cane in Orange Walk District shows how beautiful its nature is. Old Mayan buildings, thick protected forests, and small lakes also exist. Corporate tourists can do extraordinary things here.

Clock Tower in Orange Walk Town. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

About Orange Walk District

Orange Walk is a landlocked district in the northwest of Belize. It shares borders with Belize District to the east, Corozal District to the north, Cayo District to the south, and Mexico and Guatemala to the west. It’s the fourth most populated district in Belize.

Orange Walk Town, the district capital, has about 14,000 people. It’s believed to be named after citrus trees that were common in the area during the 17th century. The town is known for its rum distillery, a museum about the Mayans, and many tour companies.

The Mask Temple at Lamanai, Orange Walk District. Credit: Bernt Rostad, Flickr.

Event Venues and Hotels in Orange Walk

Orange Walk District, known for its tranquility and rural charm, offers a few hotels and venues for corporate guests. For a more upscale and personalized experience, consider the Lamanai Outpost Lodge or Chan Chich Lodge. Most meeting venues are conveniently located near Orange Walk Town.

Compact conference halls in Orange Walk District:

  • Star Hall, D Victoria, Orange Walk Town
  • Multi-Purpose Complex, Orange Walk Town
  • The Mayan Garden, Orange Walk Town

Options for corporate stays in Orange Walk District:

  • Lamanai Outpost Lodge, Water Bank (1 meeting room, one business center)
  • Christopher’s Hotel, Orange Walk Town (1 meeting room)
  • El Gran Mestizo, Orange Walk Town (1 meeting room)
  • Lamanai Landings Hotel & Marina, Tower Hill
  • Hotel de la Fuente, Orange Walk Town
  • Chan Chich Lodge, Wamil

Internet in Orange Walk District

High-speed internet options, including satellite, fiber optic, and 4G Wi-Fi, are accessible across most Orange Walk District. Guests at hotels and select restaurants can enjoy the convenience of high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity. However, in remote areas, internet service may experience interruptions.

Corporate Entertainment in Orange Walk

Impress adventurous business clients and colleagues with the spectacular untouched jungle of the Rio Bravo Conservation Area. Organized guided tours can accommodate corporate groups, allowing them to explore Mayan cities and animal sanctuaries and partake in outdoor activities. Top things to see and do include:

  • Take a New River safari cruise through the Lamanai Archaeological Reserve to observe tropical birds, crocodiles, and howler monkeys.
  • Explore the mystical ruins of the Jaguar and Mask Temples.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture with a walking tour of Orange Walk Town.
  • Book a visit to the Caribbean Rum distillery near Yo Creek Village.
  • Venture on hiking, horseback riding, quad biking, or mountain biking adventures on the trails of the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Alternatively, enjoy canoeing down the lagoon to observe protected birds, turtles, reptiles, and, if you’re fortunate, even pumas.

Iguana at the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Credit: Bernard Dupont, Flickr.

Dining in Orange Walk District

Treat your corporate group to the delicious fresh food in Orange Walk District. Rolled tacos are famous in this region, and there are many roadside taco stalls to try. For a sumptuous sit-down meal, here are some recommended establishments:

  • NahilMayab Restaurant, Orange Walk Town (Caribbean, Latin, and international food)
  • Maracas Bar & Grill, Orange Walk Town (Caribbean and Latin food)
  • CocinaSabor, Orange Walk Town (International and Central American food)
  • El Establo Restaurant, Orange Walk Town (International and Latin food)
  • The Deck Tapas Bar & Bistro, Tower Hill (Caribbean and Bar food)

How to Travel to Orange Walk District

By Road

Orange Walk District is accessible by coach, taxi, hired car, or plane. Orange Walk Town is approximately 44 miles (a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive) from Chetumal at the Mexican border and 53 miles (a 1 hour and 20 minutes drive) from Belize City. 

Phillip SW Goldson International Airport

International and domestic flights operate from Phillip SW Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Ladyville, near Belize City. Orange Walk Airport (ORZ), the Alfredo Martinez Chan Pine Ridge Airstrip or Tower Hill Airport, is a public airport just 1.8 miles from Orange Walk Town.

Traveling from Belize City to Orange Walk Town

You can travel by hailing a car or bus. The most economical option is taking the bus, which typically takes between 1 to 1 hour and 45 minutes, depending on the coach company.

Traveling around the Orange Walk District

Exploring the various villages in Orange Walk District is most economical by bus. However, traveling by hired car may be more cost-effective for large groups.

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