It is the northernmost district of the nation of Belize. The district capital is Corozal Town.
Pre-Columbian Maya ruins are found in Corozal at Santa Rita near Corozal Town, and at Cerros. Due to mild climate, closeness to Mexico and beautiful calmness of
Chetumal Bay Corozal became very popular vacation and retirement spot for North American and European ex-pats.
Beyond the emerald green waters of the bay, Corozal has much to offer. Four thousand years ago during the Maya Pre-classic periods, Corozal was an important seaport ruled by the Maya Cacique, Na Chan Kan. It survived the Mayan civilization’s decline and the European conquest of the new world. In the 1800’s, Corozal became home to refugees of the Yucatan’s Caste Wars. Then, as now, people have found peace, tranquility and relaxation in Corozal. The Corozal Free Zone is one of the newest attractions in the area for those seeking opportunities in business and industry. The rich history and people (Mayan, Mestizo, East Indian, Chinese, Creole, and Garifuna) make Corozal an interesting place, of great diversity and culture. From Corozal Town the main center if activity in the district, you can visit fascinating Maya villages, rich culture, rivers and waterways teeming with wildlife and the enchanting Corozal Bay, a sanctuary for manatees with inviting waters for swimming, sailing and other water sports. For those who want to enjoy the beauty of Belize and its rich, diverse culture, come to Corozal.