Altun Ha Ruins, Belize District
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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A small site to visit but worth it to take great pictures. The best part is that you can climb to the top the temple for a different view. Be prepared the climb has steep stairs. Combine with cave tub... read more »
This was awesome. Wish we could have climbed up but we didn't think our legs were strong enough. Definitely a must-do.
A great place to take some great pictures but not so big, so you won't get exhausted easily which may be a plus for some. That's pretty much it.
Fantastic historical sight to see, and so close to Belize City that if you've got access to a car it's silly not to go. The ruins are very well preserved and the grounds are gorgeous. Guides are easy to come by if you'd like to rent one to take you on a tour, but it's not required for entry.
Beautiful only issue for me was it was hot! And I was there in March. But so cool learning about the temples. Though I bought my husband a knife at the tourist shop area. And it was taken and thrown out when 'reboarding ship. The guy told me they'd put it up like they do alcohol and I could reclaim at end of cruise was not the case.
The pyramids here are amazing. Went on a tour here with Norwegian Cruise Line. The bus ride was a little long and rough, it was about an hour ride to and from and the bus needed shocks. Once at the pyramids though it was worth it. You should walk up which ever pyramids you physically can, we'll worth it.
Way off the beaten path, but worth the trip. Climb the pyramids that they will let you, but stay off of the ones that they tell you not to. The little tourist village nearby has great woodcrafts and Sorrel Wine, which is OK, if a bit strange.
This site has 3 large pyramids and some smaller ones in the vicinity. I climbed the Pyramid of the Sun God and it began to rain. The rocks can be a bit slick and there are very few rails in climbing and descending the pyramids.
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