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Sarteneja is a fishing village located on the tip of the Sarteneja peninsula of the Corozal District.  The Corozal District is the most northern portion of Belize and comprises only  about 8% of Belize.

Sarteneja is a Mayan word that translates into "water in the rock."  This seaside village is situated on Mayan ruins and there are many ancient Mayan wells.

 

Sarteneja is famous for its fishing and shipbuilding.

The Shipstern Nature Reserve is located just 3 miles south of Sarteneja.  The Nature Reserve is 22,000 acres of costal savannah, hiking trails, rare trees, wildlife, and hundreds of different butterfly species.



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