Lagoons in Belize

Belize is full of lagoons, some popular and frequently visited, while many remain unexplored. Northern Belize mainland is flat and includes habitats such as coastal swamps, palm savannahs, flatlands, and natural lagoons. Many of these lagoons are also within wildlife reserves and near Mayan archaeological sites in this region. They make perfect retreats on the way to these tourist sites.

you will lose count

There are so many of them, and each one is equally attractive with distinctive features. Refreshing lagoons all around you, every nook and corner has one; Belize indeed is paradise.

four mile lagoon

Discovered by the English navigator James Cook in 1765, and who noted it as ‘a magnificent lagoon on the south side of the river’ in his logbook, referring to the calm waters of “La Laguna de Cuatro Milas”, it receives the name of Four Lagoon. of the Mile.

Four miles south of the Río Hondo, the lagoon is home to a wide variety of endemic species of the Yucatán peninsula.

Just seven miles from the town of Corozal, this lagoon is a cool respite from travel or the heat of summer. The calm waters are also ideal for fishing, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.

Ranchito Lagoon

South of Corozal Town, Orange Walk and Belize City lies the sleepy town of Ranchito and Ranchito Lagoon.

This lagoon is filled with clusters of water lilies and looks like something out of an art book with tall red mangroves lining it. With alligators lounging on the sides, the hum of bees and the hum of damselflies keep all our senses engaged.

Progresso Lagoon and Town

Most of the inland waterways in Belize served as a busy highway for traders during the height of Maya rule in this region. Progresso Lagoon is one such inland waterway located 12 km from the Caribbean Sea in the Corozal District of Belize.

Blessed with the calm waters of the lagoon and tremendous ecological diversity, this place is a favorite among tourists and a charming hot spot.

Honey Camp / On Lagoon

This is a fairly secluded lagoon in the Orange Walk district of Belize, known for and frequented mainly by the villagers.

Well-timed visits to Honey Camp Lagoon are made by locals who know of the amazing ability of the waters to ease tensions and rejuvenate mind and body.

Without any surface outlets, Honey Camp Lagoon is more like a lake than a collecting pool for a river.

However, a quiet afternoon by Honey Camp Lagoon is a blessing in disguise. Trust the waters and take a dip, you may find them relaxing and truly capable of rejuvenating your body and mind.

Rio Nuevo Lagoon

Thousands of visitors who have sailed across the New River en route to the great Mayan city of Lamanai for thousands of years have been awed and inspired by this sight. New River Lagoon is a tangle of lily pads alongside the New River, so enchanting that a dip in its crystal clear waters is irresistible.

New River Lagoon is the largest lake in Belize and an oasis in a maze of narrow rivers and waterways that crisscross Belize. An unforgettable experience is that boat ride that you would take to Lamanai, skimming the New River lagoon, Belize is a paradise come true.

Chill out! This is what you are here for, and Belize’s lagoons are designed to allow you to do just that.

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