Welcome to Benque Viejo Del Carmen. This is the western most end of Belize where history, culture, nature and adventure converge to offer visitors the full experience of Belize. The quiet town of Benque Viejo Del Carmen holds the mysteries of the Cayo district, whispering its secrets in dense broad-leaf forests, diverse wildlife, shimmering emerald rivers, caves, mountains, mighty temples, and a rich array of cultures.
This fascinating place of antiquity and serenity, where a rich mixture of Mayan and Mestizo cultures thrive, sits graciously along the banks of the magnificent Mopan River, which forms the border with Guatemala. Two miles west of Benque Viejo is the Santa Elena border. This busy border offers custom, immigration as well as duty-free shopping, facilitating an easy passage to and from Belize.
Welcome to Benque Viejo del Carmen. This is the westernmost end of Belize where history, culture, nature and adventure converge to offer visitors the full experience of Belize.
Benque Viejo offers activities for everyone, whether for visitors looking for a relaxing or full of activities and adventure.
As with most of Belize, history shows that the Maya have been occupying Benque Viejo del Carmen for more than 2,000 years.