Corozal Town, Capital of Corozal District

Corozal Town is the capital of Corozal District and 9 miles south of the border between Mexico and Belize.


Corozal Town is 84 miles north of Belize City and the capital of the Corozal District in Belize. The Corozal District is against the border of Belize with Mexico, so Corozal Town is located only 9 miles from this borders. Corozal Town had in 2010 9,871 residents.  
 
The history of Corozal Town goes back to the Mayan period when the city was called Santa Rita. At the spot of this ancient Mayan city the Mestizo refugees from Mexico settled a town, which became a town in the 1840s. In the more recent history, the Hurricane Janet caused a lot of damage in 1955 causing substantially rebuilt afterwards. 
 
Corozal Town has a lot of facilities to offer including shops, banks, entertainment including night life, medical assitant and water activities such as fishing, diving, kayaking, snorkeling and swimming. 
 
Closer to the border of Belize and Mexico, but part of Corozal Town, is the retirement community Chactemal Estates.