Home » Archives by category » Belize » Belize Tours » Belize Maya Ruins (Page 2)
Explore Belize’s Mayan Ruins, Pyramids & Palaces

  Belize, located between the Central American nations of Guatemala and Mexico, has a long coastline fronting the Caribbean Sea. More than half of Belize is composed of natural parks and nature preserves. Inside these beautifully pristine areas lie the ancient ruins of the once-mighty Mayan Empire, with cities, temples, and plazas dating back thousands […]

Exploring Cahal Pech in San Ignacio Belize

In this video, John Pedroza explores the royal and majestic Palace of Cahal Pech Maya Ruins in San Ignacio. Here is how he described Cahal Pech Maya Ruins: The name Cahal Pech means “Place of Ticks” (probably has something to do with the ads at the stadium). That was the name given to the site […]

Photo of the day: Caracol Maya Ruins

Today’s photo of the day is of Caracol Maya Ruins. Uxwitza or “Three Water Hill” was the ancient Maya name of Caracol and its early classic name was Ux Witz Ajaw or “Three Hills Lord”. It was A.H. Anderson, the Archaeological Commissioner for Belize that named this Maya Ruin Caracol in 1938. Caracol means “snail” […]

Lamanai “Submerged Crocodile”

Lamanai “Submerged Crocodile” (958.5 Acres) Lamanai is the Maya word for “submerged crocodile.” The site’s name – “Lamanay” or “Lamayna” was recorded by Franciscan missionaries in the seventeenth century. It is one of the only sites retaining its original name and is among one of Belize’s largest ceremonial centre. The name Lamanai helps to explain […]

Altun Ha – The Rockstone Pond

Altun Ha is located 31 miles north of Belize City on the Old Northern Highway. A two-mile dirt road connects the main road to the site. The area around the Altun Ha is rich in wildlife including armadillos, bats, squirrels, agouti, paca, foxes, raccoons, coati, tyra, tapir and the white-tailed deer. Two hundred species of […]

Actun Tunichil Muknal

Ranked the number one sacred cave site in the world by National Geographic Society in 2012, Actun Tunichil Muknal, whose English translation means Cave of the Stone Sepulcher, is one of the premier tourist destinations in Belize. During the last 15 years, the site has been featured in numerous, world-class television documentaries and magazines like […]

Caracol – The Largest Maya Archaeological Site in Belize

Caracol – The Largest Maya Archaeological Site in Belize Once one of the most powerful cities in the entire Maya world, Caracol now lies enshrouded by thick jungle near the Guatemalan border, a 52-mile, two-hour drive from San Ignacio. Sitting high on the Vaca Plateau, 1650ft above sea level, this is the largest Maya site […]

Page 2 of 212