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 Maya language. Yo Creek is well-known for cultural programs to preserve the Maya Yucatec culture.
With a population of close to 1,000, Yo Creek is among the most populated villages in the Orange Walk District. Farming, especially sugar cane cultivation, is still one of the main trades in Yo Creek.