For everything to do with Corozal, visit www.quepasacorozal.com
The people tend to be very friendly. Corozal is a small and sleepy town with great views of the bay. If you want to rest, this is a great stop. If you arrive on Sunday, you'll find most businesses closed, although a few of the small restaurants and general stores will be open. There are very few tourists, so it is a good place to see Belize off the beaten track, and consequently accommodation, food and drink, and other items are cheaper than in better known places.
Visit the small Maya Ruins of Santa Rita, minutes away.
Boat trips to nearby islands (Some leave from the Thunderbolt Dock.)
Rest and Relaxation
Visit the Cerros Ruins across Corozal Bay. The easiest way to reach the ruins is by boat, usually hireable at the main dock east of downtown, but the site can also be reached by road. Follow the Cerros Ruins signs on the road to Copper Bank and Sarteneja, but be careful, it is a ~10-mile dirt road which can be very washed out following bad weather, especially hurricanes. The direction to Cerros may also not be terribly well marked, but if you take the left path at major forks in the road, you should find it fairly easily. Again, hiring a boat in Corozal will definitely be quicker and easier, but taking the road will give you a chance to ride one of the hand-cranked ferries seen throughout Belize (no charge for the ferry, but feel free to tip or buy juice or snacks the ferry pilots have for sale).
The town has a fairly wide selection of shops, it is possible to buy clothing, food, kitchen and garden equipment, electronic goods, bicycles and more. During the day there is a market close to the bus station selling a variety of local products, such as fruit.
There are three banks in Corozal, two of them foreign with ATMs, but these will only accept Visa or Mastercard. The local 'Belize Bank' also has an ATM and will accept other cards such as Maestro, but it's reliability is questionable; you may end up having to wait inside the bank for an hour before they give you back your card and tell you its not working today. Within the banks you are likely to find very long queues.
It is possible to change Mexican and Belizean money on the street here, and this is legal and certainly safe if you do it next to the border checkpoint. You can also change money inside the customs office, but the rates are often less good, cash advances on credit cards are available here but a large "handling" fee is charged. If you are leaving the country and need to pay the exit tax it is a good idea to take money out in Corozal instead. Without a credit card you will have to withdraw money at the Belize Bank in Corozal or take out Mexican Pesos on the other side of the border, and change this into Belize dollars.
Patty's Bistro, Belizean and Mexican food #13, 4th Avenue, Tel:4020174.
Venky's Kabab Corner, 5th Avenue, tel: 4020 536. Provides vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian food in large quantites. $15 Belizean ($7.50 US) for more than one person could eat. Opposite the immigration office, within a couple of blocks of 4th Street, not far from the Hok'ol K'in Guest house.
Marcelo's Pizza, #25 4th Avenue, tel:4223275. Delivery & Eat In.
Al's Cafe. Belizean and Mexican Budget Restaurant.
Marisol, beside UNO Gas station has re-opened. Mexican.
RD's Diner, ☎ (501) 422-3796 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . 7AM to 10PM, Closed on Sundays. All foods prepared with EVO and high grade vegetable Oil. All foods are prepared fresh as you order. Dine in an air conditioned, elegant and non-smoking atmosphere. Situated on #7-4th Avenue Corozal town. Accepts all major Credit cards.edit
Habanero Grill, Santa Rita Road (East of Santa Rita ruins), ☎ 501+6634074, . 4PM-9PM, Closed on Sundays. Delicious American style casual fare with a Belizean touch. Flavorful high quality burgers using fresh produce and ingredients. Hamburgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, cold soft drinks.$. edit
Sea Breeze Hotel, 23, 1st Avenue, ☎ 422-3051 (email@example.com), . 12 PM TO 2 AM. Located on the shoreline, this old hotel has 6 rooms with queen-size beds, en suite bathrooms with hot water, Internet WiFi and, upstairs, a beautiful wooden bar and a balcony where you can enjoy the view of the Corozal Bay while having your breakfast.</sleep> * Mirador Hotel, Tel: 4220189, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, . A new hotel in front of the bay offers clean and spacious rooms at very reasonable prices. A room for a couple with fan cost US$35.00 and air condition US$50.00 all rooms have private bath (hot/cold), television, and free wireless internet access. 24 rooms. Facilities: restaurant, tours arranged, internet cafe, terrace, free wake up service,Parking, and phone booth. * The Hok'ol K'in Guest House costs Bz$90 (US$45) for a double with air conditioning and a view of the bay. Clean, quiet, and friendly, right on the street that runs along the waterfront. 89 4th Avenue, 422-3329 (as of July 2007). ===Splurge=== * The Inn at Corozal Bay, Almond Drive, South End, Corozal Town (Right next to Tony's Inn and Beach Resort), ☎ 623-9181 (Corozal.Bay.Resort@gmail.com), .
With rates starting at only USD$20. for a cozy room on the waterfront/beach with Swimming Pool you will splurge for very little money.
See full description under Budget Section above.
edit ==Cope== Internet: * Mirador Hotel offer internet service for the public $2.00 u.s a hour and free wifi access in room for guest accommodating in the hotel . * Hok'ol K'in also has wireless internet available. *Corozal Bay Resort Free High Speed Wifi Available for Guests. *Sea Breeze Hotel also has free Wifi for guests. Banks: * Atlantic Bank, (Corner 5th Avenue & 1st Street North), ☎ (501) 422-3473 (email@example.com), . edit * Belize Bank, ☎ (501) 422-2087 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: (501) 422-2738), . With ATM Machine and pesos, provide passports or permitsedit * Scotia Bank, (4th Avenue), ☎ (501) 422-2046 (fax: (501) 422-2998). edit ==Get out== The area next the Mexican border, 9 miles from the town features a large casino and hotel, as it is free of some taxes.