Cayo is a district in Western Belize with many parks, mountains, rivers and ecological reserves. Home to a country's capital - Garden City Belmopan. Once the heart of the Belizean Maya world, it's rich with pre-Columbian archaeological sites. Cayo is known especially for the ruins of Xunantunich, with its 39m-high El Castillo pyramid, and Caracol, the country’s largest Mayan ruin. Many of its once-sacred Mayan caves are open for exploration, including Actun Tunichil Muknal. If you prefer being surrounded by the rain forest, mountains and rivers, Maya ruins and caves then Cayo remains affordable frontier. The heart of this area are the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena which both enjoy an Old West feel with tropical flavour! You will find huge choice of fresh locally grown food produced predominantly by Mennonites including fresh meat, raw milk, and assortment of cheeses.