Doyle’s Delight


Doyle’s Delight is the highest peak in Belize at 3,688 feet (1,124 m). It lies in the Cockscomb Range, a spur of the Maya Mountains in Western Belize.

The name Doyle’s Delight was first coined by Sharon Matola, the founder of Belize Zoo. The name is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book The Lost World (1912), which contains the quote “There must be something wild and wonderful in a country such as this, and we’re the men to find it out!”.

This name has meanwhile achieved widespread acceptance. The official Government of Belize Website lists Doyle’s Delight as the highest point in Belize. The capital of Belize, Belmopan, has a “Doyle’s Delight Street”. Recently there has been an attempt to rename the peak to “Kaan Witz” which is Maya for “Sky Mountain”, but the new name has not gained widespread acceptance.

Doyle’s Delight is located in the heart of the Maya Mountains and is part of a more gently sloping range than the dramatic Victoria Peak, Belize’s 2nd highest mountain.

It is inaccessible to the general public. Only visited by information gathering expeditions.

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