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Arenal Destination Guide

Discover Arenal in Belize

Arenal in the region of Cayo is a place located in Belize - some 30 mi or ( 48 km ) South-West of Belmopan , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Arenal

Local time in Arenal is now 01:39 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " America/Belize " with a UTC offset of -6 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Vaca, San Ignacio, San Antonio, Macaw Bank, and Flour Camp. When in this area, you might want to check out Vaca . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Arenal ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Belize - Guatemala Border Crossing and Money Exchange

1:44 min by BelizePlease
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Here we see that crossing the border between Belize and Guatemala takes some time and money. Make sure you bring enough cash, for there are no ATM or cash points- and the only way to exchange money at ..

Xunantunich Mayan ruins in Belize

7:06 min by Brian Shaw
Views: 3157 Rating: 4.41

We took a trip to Xunantunich Mayan ruins in Belize during a Western Caribbean cruise ..

Mopan River Resort, Belize

8:39 min by MRRBelize
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Mopan River Resort, Belize's Premier All Inclusive Luxury Resort! Awarded TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Award for Best All Inclusive Resort in the World, rated #2 for two consecutive years (2008 & 2 ..

Buying carvings at entrance to Xunantunich, Belizé

4:44 min by BelizePlease
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Xunantunich is one of Belizé's and for that fact, the worlds, most accesible and nice to view Mayan ruins. Just outside by the entrance before the pull-barge, there is the opportunity to buy crafts- a ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Melchor de Mencos

Melchor de Mencos is a municipality in the Petén department of Guatemala with population 23,813. It is situated on the western border with Belize,a and is the only major border crossing from Guatemala to Belize. Prior to their relocation in 1989, Melchor de Mencos was home to the two training centres of the Guatemalan Army's élite Kaibiles special operations force. The Maya archaeological site of La Blanca is located within the municipality.

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Located at 17.07 -89.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Belize–Guatemala border crossings, Municipalities of the Petén Department, Populated places in Guatemala

Benque Viejo del Carmen

Benque Viejo del Carmen (usually shortened to "Benque") is a town in the Cayo District in the country of Belize.

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Located at 17.07 -89.13 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Cayo District, Populated places in Belize


Xunantunich (pronounced /ʃunantunit͡ʃ/) is an Ancient Mayan archaeological site in western Belize, about 80 miles (130 km) west of Belize City, in the Cayo District. Xunantunich is located atop a ridge above the Mopan River, well within sight of the Guatemala border – which is a mere 1 kilometre to the west. It served as a Maya civic ceremonial center in the Late and Terminal Classic periods to the Belize Valley region.

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Located at 17.08 -89.13 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Cayo District, Former populated places in Belize, Maya sites in Belize, Mesoamerican pyramids, Mopan River

Belize Botanic Gardens

Belize Botanic Gardens (BBG) is 45 acres of native and exotic plants growing in the Cayo district of western Belize. The garden is in a valley on the banks of the Macal River, surrounded by the Maya Mountain foothills. The main focus of BBG is encouraging sustainable agriculture, maintaining conservation collections and engaging in conservation education. They aim to inspire visitors to protect plants and their habitats by learning more about the world of plants.

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Located at 17.08 -89.07 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Tags: Cayo District, Macal River, Parks in Belize

San Ignacio Resort Hotel

San Ignacio Resort Hotel is a hotel resort in San Ignacio, Belize. It is located just off of the Western Highway, above the Macal River valley.

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Located at 17.15 -89.07 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Hotels established in 1976, Hotels in Belize