in Cayo District, Belize
- Tikal National Park (Unesco heritage, 50 mi)
- Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche (Unesco heritage, 93 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 17.100 and -89.128 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 17° 5' 59" and W -89° 7' 39"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Dollar - BZD
- Spoken languages:
- English, Spanish
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 04:03 PM (Wednesday)
- Timezone: America/Belize
- UTC/GMT offset: -6 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:22 am and 6:23 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -12.116 and 96.895 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Bantam Village
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Explore San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo in Cayo District is located in Belize about 26 mi (or 42 km) south-west of Belmopan, the country's capital.
Local time in San Lorenzo is now 04:03 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named America / Belize with an UTC offset of -6 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of San Lorenzo, of which one is a larger airport. The closest is airport we know is Melchor de Mencos Airport in Guatemala in a distance of 3 mi (or 4 km). The closest airport in Belize is Melinda Airport in a distance of 55 mi (or 4 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Tikal National Park in Guatemala at a distance of 50 mi (or 80 km). If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Belmopan, Dolores, El Chal, Santa Ana and San Jose. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Mahogany Hall Luxury Boutique Resort
ROYAL CARIBBEAN RESORT
Table Rock Jungle Lodge
Casa del Caballo Blanco
DUPLOOYS JUNGLE LODGE
Crystal Paradise Resort
Tropical Paradise Hotel
Xultun Farm Noble
Videos from this area
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Mayan Underworld, Crystal Cave - San Ignacio, Hun Chi'ik Tours
The best tours in the world : http://www.overlander.tv I join a tour with Hun Chi'ik Tours in San Ignacio, Belize to visit the mystical Crystal Cave (Cow Mountain) We start the tour by hiking...
Cahal Pech Village Resort - San Ignacio Belize - Presentation
http://www.cahalpech.com Cahal Pech Village Resort located in San Ignacio, Belize. Presentation to anyone who want to vacation is San Ignacio Town, Cayo, Belize. Choose from 3 different type...
Belize - Mainland Driving (Nohoch Che'en to San Ignacio)
Driving along the Belize Western Highway from Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Reserve (Cave Tubing Complex) to Ka'ana Resort just west of San Ignacio, Belize. A special thanks to Patrick with Belize.
Belize City and Cayo Districts
Belize City and San Ignacio, and places in between including the area hit hardest by hurricane Richard barely 1 month before we got there.
Driving in Belize
This is compilation of videos taken over a period of a few days in central and western Belize in mid-October (rainy season), 2011, and shows the varied road conditions found in this part of...
San Igancio, Belize 2009
Drive past a fender bender as you enter "downtown", San Ignacio, Belize. Dec. 2009.
The Road to Belize City
a view of a town (I think San Ignacio) from the bus on the way to Belize City.
Belize - Guatemala Border Crossing and Money Exchange
Here we see that crossing the border between Belize and Guatemala takes some time and money. Make sure you bring enough cash, for there are no ATM or cash points- and the only way to exchange.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Xunantunich (pronounced /ʃunantunit͡ʃ/) is an Ancient Mayan archaeological site in western Belize, about 80 miles (130 km) west of Belize City, in the Cayo District. Xunantunich is located atop a ridge above the Mopan River, well within sight of the Guatemala border – which is a mere 1 kilometre to the west. It served as a Maya civic ceremonial center in the Late and Terminal Classic periods to the Belize Valley region.
Benque Viejo del Carmen
Benque Viejo del Carmen (usually shortened to "Benque") is a town in the Cayo District in the country of Belize.
San Ignacio, Belize
San Ignacio and Santa Elena are towns in western Belize. San Ignacio serves as the capital of Cayo District. It got its start from Mahogany and chicle production during British rule. It began to attract different people from the surrounding areas, which led to the diverse population of the town at present day.
Naranjo is an ancient city of the Maya civilization in the Petén Basin region of the central Maya lowlands, in the present-day department of Petén, Guatemala west of the border with Belize and it is the northern most of the three sites that form the Cultural Triangle with Yaxha and Nakum. The city lies along the Mopan and Holmul rivers. Naranjo was the capital of the most powerful Classic Maya kingdom of Saal.
Cahal Pech is a Maya site located near the Town of San Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize. The site was a hilltop palacio home for an elite Maya family, and though most major construction dates to the Classic period, evidence of continuous habitation has been dated to as far back as far as 1200 BCE during the Early Middle Formative period (Early Middle Preclassic), making Cahal Pech one of the oldest recognizably Maya sites in Western Belize.
Belize River is a 180-mile (290 km) river in Belize that drains more than one-quarter of the country as it winds along the northern edge of the Maya Mountains across the center of the country to the sea just north of Belize City . However, the Belize River/Mopan River Catchment contains over 45 percent of the population of Belize.
Melchor de Mencos
Melchor de Mencos is a municipality in the Petén department of Guatemala with population 23,813. It is situated on the western border with Belize,a and is the only major border crossing from Guatemala to Belize. Prior to their relocation in 1989, Melchor de Mencos was home to the two training centres of the Guatemalan Army's élite Kaibiles special operations force. The Maya archaeological site of La Blanca is located within the municipality.
Norman Broaster Stadium
Norman Broaster Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in San Ignacio, Belize. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium to Belize Defence Force in the Belize Premier Football League (BPFL) of the Football Federation of Belize. The stadium holds 2,000 people.
Belize Botanic Gardens
Belize Botanic Gardens (BBG) is 45 acres of native and exotic plants growing in the Cayo district of western Belize. The garden is in a valley on the banks of the Macal River, surrounded by the Maya Mountain foothills. The main focus of BBG is encouraging sustainable agriculture, maintaining conservation collections and engaging in conservation education. They aim to inspire visitors to protect plants and their habitats by learning more about the world of plants.
Big Rock Falls
Big Rock Falls is a 150-foot waterfall on Privassion River, in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve of the Cayo District of southern central Belize.
Hawksworth Bridge is a one lane suspension bridge in San Ignacio, Belize. Built in 1949 and imported from Middlesbrough, England, it crosses the Macal River linking San Ignacio to its sister-town Santa Elena. It is currently the only drivable suspension bridge in Belize. Work began in October 2012 on a new, larger bridge that will link Santa Elena and San Ignacio that will span 154 meters across the Macal River.
San Ignacio Resort Hotel
San Ignacio Resort Hotel is a hotel resort in San Ignacio, Belize. It is located just off of the Western Highway, above the Macal River valley.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of San Lorenzo.
- El Chal
- Santa Ana
- San Jose
- San Andres
- San Benito
- San Francisco
- San Luis
- Belize City
- La Libertad
- Punta Gorda
- Orange Walk
- Puerto Barrios
- Fray Bartolome de Las Casas
- Sergio Butron Casas
- El Estor
Buenavista del Cayo: Buenavista del, Buenavista del Cayo (source)
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know: