Orange Walk District
Located in northern Belize, the Orange Walk District is home to dense jungle and a vast array of wilderness and wildlife. Visit Mayan ruins less explored and have the best opportunity to spot a myriad of endangered animal species such as Jaguar (though they are still elusive creatures to spot). This region is perfect for those with an interest in wildlife and a desire to get off the beaten path.
Visit the Orange walk district in the north of Belize and you will be rewarded with unusually diverse habitats, and the perfect setting to witness some of the most endangered and elusive species that live in Belize today. Formally known for its agricultural production and rural communities, this area is also home to dense jungle, steamy rivers and rolling grasslands. Unlike the Cayo district, the Orange Walk district is entirely void of crowds and far less developed than its counterpart, making it one of the best places in Belize to go wildlife spotting. For those interested in birds, this region is paradise with over 400 species of birds recorded in the district alone.
As well as abundant wildlife, you will also stumble across the impressive Lamanai ruins, known to be one of the biggest and longest inhabited Maya ceremonial spots in Belize. Buried deep within the forest overlooking the New River lagoon, the setting is spectacular and the journey along the river to reach this magnificent Maya city is an adventure within itself. For those in search of something a little more off-the-beaten-track, discover dozens of unexcavated Maya Cities sprinkled around the district. Although less accessible, this district has a number of beautiful jungle lodges that provide the perfect base for you to explore the lesser known.