Belize Mayan Ruins Map

The Top Maya Sites to Visit in Belize

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Belize’s most impressive Maya Ruins are: Altun Ha, Xunantunich, and Caracol.

The Maya Ruins listed below are available to visit:

Carozal District – Santa Rita & Cerros

Orange Walk District – Lamanai & Cuello

Belize District – Altun Ha

Cayo DistrictCaracol, Cahal Pech, El Pilar and Xunantunich

Toledo District – Nim Li Punit & Lubaantun

Featured Belize Maya Ruins

Cahal Pech Maya Ruins

cahalpech-mayan-ruinsCahal Pech means “place of ticks” in modern-day Maya, and refers to the fact that the surrounding area was once used as pasture land. However, this was the royal acropolis-palace of an elite Mayan ruling family who lived here during the Classic period. Cahal Pech was settled around 1000 BC and abandoned by 800 AD. Read more…




Xunantunich Maya Ruins

xunantunich-mayan-ruinsXunantunich was the first Maya ruin to be opened for visitors in 1950, because of its proximity to San Ignacio. Extensive archeological work has been carried out at the site providing a wealth of historical information about the Mayas. Read more…





El Pilar Maya Ruins

elpilar-entranceEL Pilar is a 100 acre Maya site situated 12 miles northwest of San Ignacio in the quaint Village of Bullet Tree Falls. The abundance of natural water sources in this vicinity is possibly the origin of the name El Pilar (“pila” being Spanish for watering basin). Read more…





Caracol Maya Ruins

caracol-mayan-ruinsCaracol Maya Ruins is located in the Cayo District, deep in the jungles of the Chiquibul Reserve and the tour includes a visit to the on site museum that hosts the ancient artifacts narrating the story of Caracol in it’s era. Read more…





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