Benque Viejo del Carmen, bordering Guatemala from Belize

Benque Viejo del Carmen, often shortened to Benque, is a village in the Cayo District of Belize. Benque Viejo del Carmen is at the border of Belize with Guatemala.


Benque Viejo del Carmen was established in the 19th century by immigrants from Guatemala. A rapid grow of the population was experienced in the first years of the 21st century. The village in the Cayo District of Belize is in the neighborhood of the twin cities Santa Elena and San Ignacio. 
 
The retirement community Better in Belize is part of Benque Viejo del Carmen, but is situated 10.5 miles of Benque.