Honey Camp Lagoon, located in the district of Orange Walk in Belize, is a freshwater lagoon that archeologists refer to as “Laguna de on”. Although it’s approximately 9 miles away from the nearest town, Orange Walk Town, this beautiful lagoon is a hidden treasure that’s well worth the visit. The surrounding area is mostly privately owned and undeveloped, which makes it the perfect place to simply relax and unwind.
One of the main attractions of Honey Camp Lagoon is its calm waters, which are said to ease tensions and rejuvenate your mind and body. You can take a dip and swim in the lagoon, or simply take a walk along the beach at ‘Playa Coral’, a small community that borders the lagoon and is shaded by tall coconut trees. This peaceful retreat is well-known amongst the locals who have experienced the soothing powers of the lagoon, but it’s still undiscovered by tourists. It’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking for somewhere to reflect, rejuvenate, and take a deep breath. It’s also an excellent location to host a spiritual or yoga retreat, as it helps you to reconnect with your mind and soul and find inner peace.
Archeologists have discovered many fascinating things at Honey Camp Lagoon over the years. Evidence of the Maya civilization has been found throughout the lagoon, including a shrine on the largest island. This shrine provides insight into the ancient Maya customs of ancestor worship and rain-god ceremonies that were performed from 1000 AD to 1500 AD (classic/early post-classic period). This lagoon is a place that has stood the test of time, and it’s an excellent place to appreciate the Maya civilization for themselves.