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
$
114
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
Enjoy a quiet nature walk at either sunrise or sunset. Enjoy this great nature walk that is family-friendly, when air is still fresh and cool. Hike to the summit of a small mountain ... moreand enjoy stunning sunrise or sunset views of the mountains and lush rainforests of Belize. Have your camera ready to take Instagram-worthy photos! 

What to bring:
-packed breakfast and/or lunch
-bottled water and/or snacks

What to wear:
-comfortable clothing and hiking/running shoes
$
288
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
Description: Take a beautiful jungle hike with our expert guide and learn about the diverse population of exotic flora and fauna. The guide will also take you to a beautiful spot where ... morethe rare scarlet macaw's nest. This tour is for the bird lover who wants to catch the beautiful bird in its stunning natural habit.
$
144
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
Belize is a birdwatcher’s paradise! Did you know that Belize is home to over 600 species of birds? Join our expert birders on an unforgettable bird-watching experience! They will lead ... moreyou to places where toucans, scarlet macaws, and other rare, beautiful birds nest-all in beautiful jungle settings!
This tour is approximately 4 hours or more. This bird watching tour takes place right in this beautiful 300-acre adventure park in Cayo just 10 minutes from the famous Xunantunich Mayan ruin. This tour includes entrance fee and a professional licensed tour guide.
*Purple Mayan Tours offers hotel pickup/drop-off for an additional charge. if you’d like to arrange transportation, please contact our team for transportation arrangements.
What to bring:
-packed breakfast and/or lunch
-bottled water and/or snacks

What to wear:
-comfortable clothing and hiking/running shoes
$
25
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Provider:
Shuttle Service from San Ignacio Town to/from Guatemala Border/Benque Viejo.
$
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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