Northern Belize is Filled with Amazing Wildlife
Northern Belize consists of Corozal District on the coast and Orange Walk District located inland. Corozal is in the very northern edge of Belize, closer to Mexico, while Orange Walk is southwest and closer to the middle of Belize.
You’ll find an abundance of wildlife which attracts many tourists every year to this region.
Orchid Bay is a resort development in the very northern tip of the District on Chetumal Bay. It’s one of the newest master-planned communities and is a great place to retire in Belize. It’s built right on the waterfront with shops, restaurants, spas, villas, and condominiums. With beautiful walkways by the water and beach, along with canals where you can keep your boat, kayak, or canoe. It’s no wonder people are choosing it as their new home. The mild climate is just one of the many reasons to move to Belize. Summer months rarely see highs above 95 degrees, and in winter, it rarely gets below 60 degrees. With year-round activities, such as swimming, sailing, diving, fishing, snorkeling, hiking, and viewing some of Mother Nature’s most gorgeous wildlife has turned tourists into Belizeans.
Home sites are wisely designed to save trees and keep as much of the natural habitat as possible. The area is filled with exotic birds, tropical flowers, assorted fruits, gorgeous butterflies, and an abundance of wildlife. If you’re a nature lover, then you’ll feel like you’ve already gone to heaven.
Located in Shipstern Nature Reserve, you’ll find approximately 250 different species of birds. Some of the more notable ones include: the king vulture, jabiru stork, yellow-headed parrot, blue-crowned motmot, white flycatcher, reddish egret, white winged dove, herons, black catbird, yellow lored parrot, occellated turkey, aplomado falcon, and the Yucatan jay. The national bird of Belize is the keel-billed toucan. It lives in trees that bear nuts and fruits and makes a throaty sound, over and over. The jabiru stork and the blue-crowned motmot receive special protection as they are considered rare species. Other areas that are known for bird watching are: Chan Chich, Rio Bravo Conservation Area, and the Lamanai ruins.
In northern Belize, you will find all five species of wildcat: Jaguar, Puma, Margay, Ocelot, and Jaguarundi. There are two species of monkeys here: the howler and the spider monkey found living in trees. Other wildlife typical of the area include: White-tailed deer, the grey fox, armadillo, opossum, and the kinkajou. You’ll also find different lizards, such as the anole and the rainbow ameiva. There are over 200 kinds of trees and 250 kinds of orchids found in this region.
Corozal Belize is one of the top expat relocation destinations. It’s become a very popular place to buy Belize real estate. Northern Belize has just recently received more recognition for its scenic beauty and nature preserves. Since it’s no longer a secret, people are moving here to live a laid-back lifestyle with its wonderfully mild climate.