Welcome to San Jose Succotz, a charming village located on the southern bank of the Mopan River in Belize. As you enter the village, catch a quaint ferry ride from the main highway to reach the Xunantunich Maya Site, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the region. Although tourism activities are limited, visitors can enjoy a handful of restaurants catering to tourists visiting Xunantunich or passersby on their way to other destinations.
Despite practically amalgamating with Benque, San Jose Succotz has its own administration, grocery stores, preschools, primary schools, and a high school, making it a self-sustaining village. Additionally, San Jose Succotz is home to the only realistic co-management organization, the FCD, which manages the adjacent Chiquibul National Park. The FCD’s base in San Jose Succotz makes it relatively close to the neighboring communities around the Vaca Forest Reserve and the Chiquibul National Park, where it has been involved in various activities in the past.
According to the 2010 census, San Jose Succotz has a population of 2,322 people. Come explore this unique village and learn about its rich cultural history and close relationship with nature.