Benque Viejo Del Carmen

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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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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.
2018 Benque Fiesta This year’s Benque Fiesta celebrations will be held on Friday, July 13, with the election and coronation of the Señorita Flor de la Feria at 7:00 p.m.. There will be a dance with Columbia Station of Guatemala, mechanical rides, lots to eat and drink, and music – you can’t miss it! On Saturday, July 14, there will be a football faceoff between Seleccion Veteranos Benquena vs. Seleccion De San Pedro, Belize and Seleccion Benquena vs. Ex Seleccion Guatemalteca. These games will begin from 3:00 p.m. at the Cancha Marshalleck. Later in the night will be a massive dance with Columbia Station, Super Furia Band, and DJ Wicked Vybz. On Sunday, July 15, the town hosts a big parade on the streets of Benque with participating bands: Benque Viejo Marching Band – local, Zul Drum Corp – Orange Walk, Gwen Liz Steel Band – Belize City, Uprising Marching Band – Orange Walk, and Banda Ciencia y Technologia – Melchor de Mancos. There will be presentations from each band at the Cancha Marshalleck after the parade and a dance with Gilharry 7 and DJ Wicked Vybz from 7:00 p.m. until the morning!
Why should you attend the 2018 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!
Cancha Marshalleck
Benque Viejo del Carmen, Cayo, Belize
Start Date:
Friday, 13 Jul, 2018
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Shuttle Service from San Ignacio Town to/from Guatemala Border/Benque Viejo.
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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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