Villages

San Antonio Village

Nestled in a valley, about a 20-minute drive from the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, the village of San Antonio, Cayo lies along the way to the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve. Populated by primarily Yucatec Mayas, the village is known for its artists and healers. The Garcia Sisters, Cayo’s famous slate carvers,… Read more »

Carmelita Village

Carmelita is a village located at the entrance of Orange Walk Town on the banks of the New River. With a population of approximately 1,500 people, Carmelita is fast growing village. Residents of Carmelita are known for their strong skills in agriculture and raising livestock. Carmelita is also the location of the Orange Walk toll… Read more »

Hopkins Village

Hopkins is a Garifuna village on the coast of the Stann Creek District in Belize. Hopkins is considered by some Belizeans to be the cultural center of the Garifuna population in Belize. The village is separated into two parts; the Northside (Baila) and the Southside (False Sittee). Hopkins is surrounded by the Maya Mountains and… Read more »

Yo Creek Village

Yo Creek is a small village located in the Orange Walk District, consisting mainly of people of Yucatec Maya descent. The name Yo Creek comes from the combination of the Maya word yo which means “top” and the English word creek. Most residents speak both Spanish and English very well, while elders still speak their… Read more »