Benque Viejo Del Carmen

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Town
Population
6,140
District/Region
Cayo
Description
Highlights
  • Poustinia Land Art Park
  • House of Culture
  • Xultun Farm Noble
  • La Capitana Pontoon Boat

About Location
Benque Viejo del Carmen is the westernmost town of Belize, near the Belize/Guatemala border. Although being a small town, Benque Viejo del Carmen has its fair share of peaceful riverbanks, convenience stores and dainty restaurants.
 
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Events
Benque Fiesta In the westernmost town of the Cayo District, Benque Viejo del Carmen hosts an annual celebration in honor of the town’s patron saint, Nuestra Senor de Monte Carmelo ... more(Our Lady of Mount Carmel). The celebration comprises of a series of religious celebrations called “Las Aboradas,” carnival rides, parades and processions, live music and performances, fireworks show, and the Flor del la Feria Pageant. This is usually held in early July of each year. Audiences from near and far gather at the town’s cancha for the pageant, football matches, and massive parade.
2019 Benque Fiesta Details for the 2019 Benque Fiesta are yet to be announced.
Why should you attend the 2019 Benque Fiesta? This weekend at the Benque Fiesta will be filled with excitement and activities to do! Spectators from near and far come and enjoy all the events happening. Be there or be square!
Entrance Fee:
Free
Venue:
Cancha Marshalleck
Address:
Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo, Belize
Start Date:
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2020Annually
District:
Cayo
Available Listings
$
25
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Provider:
Shuttle Service from San Ignacio Town to/from Guatemala Border/Benque Viejo.
$
75
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Shuttle transfer from Philip Goldson International Airport to Belize City or vice-versa: At D King Adventure Tours we offer quick and secure shuttle services to get your destination ... moresafely and in comfort.
$
10
-
$
20
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
There is one main highway crossing of the border, at Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo District, Belize, and Melchor de Mencos, Peten, Guatemala, where Guatemala Highway CA-13 meets the ... moreGeorge Price (Western) Highway, connecting to Belize City and Belmopan.

About four kilometers south of this crossing is the village of Arenal, which has homes on both sides of the border, and a football field directly on the border. From the Guatemala side, there is just a footbridge to a road into Melchor de Mencos; the Belize side has a road connecting to Benque Viejo.
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