Discover Benque Viejo Del Carmen

Benque Viejo Del Carmen is a small town in Belize located close to the Guatemalan border. Despite its size, it offers a lot of interesting activities to visitors and locals alike. The typical Mestizo culture combines both Spanish and Maya influences, making it an intriguing place to explore.

The town lies at the crossroads of two rivers, creating plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities like fishing and swimming. Benque Viejo is also known for its traditional festivals held every year where locals celebrate their culture with music, food, and dancing.

The main attractions are the Mayan ruins located just outside of town - Xunantunich being one of them - where visitors can explore and learn about the fascinating ancient civilization that once inhabited this region. There's also Cahal Pech Mayan Ruin which features some impressive stelae sculptures as well as great views over the city from atop its temple pyramids. With ample nature reserves nearby such as Chiquibul Forest Reserve or Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve there is no shortage of things to do in and around Benque Viejo Del Carmen!