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Altun Ha Ruins, Belize District

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Visit Altun Ha Ruins, the remains of an ancient Mayan city boasting two main plazas and 13 structures, including a temple. You can now climb the taller temple, once an important ceremonial building, and enjoy the view from the altar atop. A market just outside the ruins sells local handicrafts. See the large water reservoir known as “Rockstone Pond,” which is the English translation of the site’s name. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including armadillos, foxes, and white-tailed deer. Due to the site’s location, it's best to visit with a guide. Take a look at our Ladyville holiday planner to schedule your visit to Altun Ha Ruins and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Dave from çave tubing r us was our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Mayans. We were able to climb to the top of two of the ruins. Truly breathtaking. Also, a great workou...  more »
  • We were very lucky and were almost alone in the ruined facility. Here, you can climb to the ruins and make great pictures. However, it is important that you don't forget the bug spray. At the plant, there are small shops where you can buy souvenirs.
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  • We drove ourselves from Belize City to Altun Ha. Enjoyable trip, quite short I would say. The site is large and has several temples that can be climbed to have an overview of the entire place and take...  more »
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  • This place was awesome! The historical session at the one place was incredible. You can climb up each temple if you like or just hang down below. This is the site that they found the largest Jade stone in the shape Kinich Ahau – The Maya Sun God.
  • Nice....a view through the eyes of the Maya's
  • This is a nice ruins site. Being able to climb the ruins was really cool.
  • The history of the Mayan's is definitely brought to life here!! If you go with a tour guide you will feel the history come to life as you stand on the land. Plus there are a lot of locals that have set up a market so you can purchase authentic souvenirs. There is even local cuisine available for purchase. Just make sure to bring bug spray or you will end up being the walking buffet!!
  • Very clean, and walking up the temples is a real challenge. Real taste of history

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