Crooked Tree is a city in Belize District, Belize.
 Get in
Crooked Tree is about halfway between Belize City and Orange Walk on the Northern Highway. The exit is well marked. You will leave the surfaced road for the packed dirt road of the causeway that leads to the village. The distance is about 2-3 miles.
You can also take buses between Belize city and Orange Walk and get off at the Crooked Tree stop. You will then have to walk into town.
 Get around
The roads in the village are sandy and hard to drive in good conditions and awful in heavy rain, which is not uncommon. Unless you have a 4WD vehicle leave your car at the entrance to the village near the causeway and walk.
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There is a visitor center as you enter the village right after the causeway. Be sure to stop in to get information on the local goings on.
The Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary is open daily and is USD $8. Where "it" is is a bit hard to define but the village proper sits within the Sanctuary.
Crooked Tree's main feature is birdwatching. The village sits off an inland lagoon and there are hundreds of species of exotic birds to be seen with almost no effort. Local guides can take you to the best spots to see the highest variety. The highlight is the Jabiru stork which is the largest flying bird in the Americas.
You can also do some boating about the lagoon. Rental prices can be high but the views are generally excellent and afford you the opportunity to see even more of the bird species. Again, local guides are available.
Chau Hiix is a Myan site that is being excavated. It is about a 3 hour canoe to trip each way from the village. When they are about, usually the dry season, on-site archealogists can give you a tour.
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The patio on the roof of the Bird's Eye View Lodge is an excellent place to take in a drink and to watch the wildife on the lagoon as the sun sets.
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