Highlights and main attractions of the Orange Walk Districs
In northwest Belize, with Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west, Orange Walk District is a sprawling area covering 4,636 square kilometres. Previously dominated by loggers, this landlocked district is a spectacular eco-tourism destination, often coined an ornithologist’s paradise.
The main town, Orange Walk Town, has a population of around 13,400, a majority of which are the descendents of Mexican refugees who fled from the 1840 Caste War. With healthy populations of tropical wildlife and the ideal location to explore Altun Han and Lamanai historical sites, it is an emerging tourist destination, with fewer accommodation options than other areas of Belize, making your choice all the more important.
The Orange Walk District is a stunning mix of culture, natural beauty and wildlife.