Corozal District : Belize


What It Is Like to Retire in Corozal District

Corozal District is the northernmost district in the country of Belize, with a population of over 48,000 (2010 census).  The district is composed of four political divisions and includes over 25 villages which include Calcutta, Chunox and Corozal Town, the main center of the district.  Spanish is the most spoken language here, although about 60% speak English very well.  Part of the district was built over an ancient Maya city.  See our country review of Belize.


Where to Retire in Corozal District and Home Prices

With so many separate villages in the district, real estate prices and types of homes vary greatly.  It's all about location.


What Is Special about Corozal District

Belize is very welcoming to expatriate retirements. Corozal District is slow paced and composed of many diverse neighborhoods with a mix of languages and culture. Mayan ruins and the beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula, along with sport fishing and nature preserves have made popular tourist and retirement destinations, not to mention weather. The world's second largest barrier reef spans almost the entire coastline of the country.


What Is Not Special about Corozal District

It is a small country in Central America, which might not appeal to everyone.


Who Will Like Retirement in Corozal District

Those looking for a low cost of living in a tropical climate with diverse cultures would enjoy living here. People who want to snorkel and dive will love the reef.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Sugar production and other agricultural crops such as papaya are still vital to the economy, but tourism is slowing becoming prominent in Corozal District.


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 74 degrees and the average July temperature is 83 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The villages in Corozal are divided by color and language.  Multinational blend of cultures is evident everywhere. There is a mix of Belize's races and cultures such as Mestizos, Hispanic and Creole, East Asian, Mennonite and American Expats. Most common languages spoken are Spanish, English and Yucatan Mayan. The area offers much to do with Mayan sites, wildlife sanctuaries, and seaside parks.



Crime in the Corozal District is mainly theft.


Medical Facilities

In Belize the government operates the hospitals and clinics in the towns and villages, although there are some privately run systems.



There is a bus system and water taxis.


Valuable Links

Corozal District-Wikipedia


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