It is affectionately called Sugar City“. Located about 55 miles north along the northern Highway, Orange Walk is a drive of about 65 minutes from Belize City. It is an easy 30 mile drive to Corozal Town. The countrys only tollbooth, signals the entrance to Orange Walk Town, and after paying the small toll of about US. 50 cents, one immediately notices two distinctive sites: the scenic New River with its tour guide operators hugging its banks and the smokestacks of the sugar mill. Sugar, though, no longer reigns supreme in Orange Walk. In addition to the economic boost from eco-tourism, there has been agricultural diversification in recent years. This has seen the recent introduction of fields of soybean, onions and papayas as cash crops. The Orange Walk district is also well known for its cattle and rum production.
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