“Corozal shares a strong historical connection with our Mexican neighbors, and is the birthplace and home of the Mestizos. Today, the district encompasses a diverse population of ethnic backgrounds that have blended to give the people a distinctively relaxed outlook on life, making Corozal a tranquil paradise. The warm and welcoming locals provides a friendly haven away from the bustle of the tourist track.”
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 you, whether you are an adventure traveler or you seek something other than a beach vacation. Experience a genuine surrounding in an intimate way, and take an up-close view of Belize real estate. Being so far away from typical tourist havens creates a great location to retire in Belize.
The district’s name is derived from the cohune palms that dominated the landscape when the first inhabitants arrived. The local economy has been traditionally agricultural, consisting of sugarcane and papayas. 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.
You will be moved while staying in the country by the Corozal District, which also is home to the Corozal Free Zone with a hotel, casino and shopping.
Corozal Town, the northernmost urban center in Belize, is a scenic and peaceful town nestled along the windswept waters of Corozal Bay. Located 85 miles northwest of Belize City and only 10 miles from the Mexican border, the town has a population of almost 10,000. Charming resorts, comfortable homes and shady parks overlook its inviting waters. You and retirees from Europe and North America mix easily with more deeply rooted locals, mostly descendants of Mestizo’s who fled the 19th century Caste Wars in Yucatan.