Cayo Corn Festival

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Type Of Event
Start Date
Sunday, 11 Aug, 2024Annually
Entrance Fee

  • Belizean Foods
  • Corn Foods
  • Cultural Displays
  • San Ignacio, Cayo
About Event

Cayo Corn Festival

Corn is a staple to Maya and Mestizo cuisines in Belize. The foods created with this simple grain are loved countrywide. Foods such as salbutes, pandaes, tamalitos and atole are tasty treats that can be found in abundance in San Ignacio Town. The San Ignacio & Santa Elena Town Council is hosting the first Cayo Corn Festival on August 11, 2018. It is "a tribute to the ancestors who are the fabric of our culture."

2019 Cayo Corn Festival

Details for the 2019 Cayo Corn Fest are yet to be announced.

Why should you attend the 2019 Cayo Corn Festival?

The Cayo Corn Festival is a tasty event you won't want to miss! It is happening at the heart of San Igancio Town, perfect to experience the Belizean Maya and Mestizo heritage. Come out and taste what the west has to offer!
Suitable for:
What to bring?
  • Cash
  • Appetite
  • Dancing Shoes
Photography, Singing, Eating
Outline of Event
Start Time
8/11/20193:00 PMCayo Corn Festival
Contact Information
Contact Number:
804-2035 / 824-3438
Location Information
Burns Avenue
San Ignacio Town, Cayo District, Belize
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
1. Private Vehicle
2. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles
3. Public Transportation (Buses)
4. Taxi
5. Hitch-hiking

To arrange a shuttle/rental/charter, visit has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here:
Whats Nearby
If you want to get a feel for how the locals shop, check out the San Ignacio Market on a Saturday. Local farmers sell fruits and vegetables and vendors offer crafts, clothing and household ... moregoods. It’s a great way to buy some real Belizean items and meet some really great people.
Type of Attraction:
Restaurants, Parking, Banks, Market
The Green Iguana Conservation Project is a continuous effort that aims to conserve and look after the endangered Green Iguana species in Belize. The Project uses interactive exhibits ... moreand programs to help educate visitors and create awareness among the general public. Here, visitors are given the opportunity to mingle with these wonderful reptiles and, also to learn the about the incubation, hatching, rearing and releasing process.

The Project offers the Adopt-an-Iguana Program and the Iguana Kids Club, both of which raise funds to sustain and fund scholarships and sustain the Project.

The Green Iguana Conservation has been one of San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s most popular attractions for many years. The Project has received much attention locally and internationally, and TripAdvisor ranks it as the number 1 activity in the San Ignacio area.
Type of Attraction:
Museum, Wildlife Sanctuary
San Ignacio Town is one of the twin towns located in the Cayo District. It is a small town, but there is a lot of culture and history to explore. San Ignacio is considered the main ... morehub for adventures in western Belize and is a great place to go zip-lining, cave exploring, hiking, and more.

The town is also home to a variety of historical monuments, including Archeological Sites such as Cahal Pech Mayan, Xunantunich, and Barton Creek Cave. San Ignacio is also a great place to sample Belizean food, and there are a number of restaurants in the town that offer traditional Belizean dishes.

If you are looking for a place to experience the best of what western Belize has to offer, San Ignacio Town is the perfect destination.

You have access to great Belizean food, fascinating historical monuments, beautiful sceneries of flora and fauna, wildlife conservation projects, and a farmer's market with fresh produce. Make sure to look out for unique works of art in the town!

Located 67 miles from Belize City is San Ignacio Town, connected by the Hawksworth Bridge to its twin town Santa Elena, San Ignacio is the largest town in the Cayo District and is a base for tourism activities throughout Cayo.
Type of Destination:
Phone Service, Restaurants, ATM services, Banks, Sports Bars, Night Clubs, Public Parks, Market
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Destinations/Attractions Nearby
Tours & Shuttles
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Looking for an active adventure in Belize? Explore the underground Crystal Cave, located inside Blue Hole National Pak. An experienced guide will take you on a hike through the beautiful ... moretropical rainforest and into the limestone cave. Inside, you will see chambers filled with ancient Mayan artifacts such as pottery, beads, and obsidian tools. In addition to impressive rock columns, stalactites, and stalagmites, you will also see sparkling rock formations everywhere-especially in a section of the cave called The Wonderland. This is a challenging cave and is for those who love adventure- the guide will help lower you into the cave by rappelling with a rock if you wish to venture deeper into the cave. Reward yourself after this challenging adventure with a refreshing swim in the inland Blue Hole, which is a beautiful turquoise color.
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
For an exciting combination of Xunantunich and water sports, try our kayaking and Xunantunich tour! This adventure starts at the impressive site of Xunantunich, which means “maiden ... moreof the rock” in Maya. This site takes you back to the time of a once great and flourishing civilization. View stellae, ball court, elite residential palaces, a sacred altar for blood-letting rituals, and a ceremonial courtyard. Climb to the top of El Castillo which is 130 ft and enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque landscape below. After learning about the magnificent Maya history, it's time for the adrenalin rush-gliding down the rapids of the Mopan River on your sit-on-top kayaks. The challenge is to stay on top of the kayak as you ride down while at the same time enjoying nature in this particular area.
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This kid-friendly tour will take you through the delicious oranges groves and into the rainforest. This is a private, family-owned ranch with pleasant, well-trained horses that will ... morecarry you to the river for a refreshing swim. Lasting only about 4 hours, you can combine other experiences with this tour.
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