Despite its relatively small square mileage, a lot of Belize remains a mystery. There are so many hidden nooks that may never be discovered by all. We can’t tell you how often it is we take the wrong turn down a dirt road, only to find ourselves feeling like we’re in a whole new world. It’s the beauty of exploring a place that remains relatively undeveloped, and if you’re up for the adventure, where you end up is anyone’s guess!
This month’s mystery location was submitted to us by Clara Albeño. As a Cristo Rey Village resident, she has access to some of the most stunning, undeveloped locations around the Cayo District. Her photographs sometimes inspire a longing to chuck it all and move into the jungle!
This location is in the Cayo District, commonly referred to as Branch Mouth. It is the place where the Macal and Mopan rivers meet, joining to form the New River.
Accessible via private vehicle, it is located at the first right turn after crossing the new bridge that joins the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. It is a three-minute drive down a dirt road, or, if you’re visiting downtown San Ignacio, you can rent a bicycle or even hike to the location.
We can’t wait to see what the guesses are for our next photo mystery! Join in the fun, and follow us to see where we point to next!