Altun Ha Ruins, Belize District

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#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Belize
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. Use our Belize City trip planner to visit Altun Ha Ruins on your trip to Belize City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you are in Belize, a country with little to see, definitely visit this Mayan ruins, nothing to do with those in Mexico but still beautiful and interesting to see
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  • This was so educational. And was so much fun to climb the ruins. Our guide Cheech was fantastic. Learned a lot about the Mayan culture. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you!!! (This was booke...  more »
  • We were in January with my flia tour engaged since the cruise that we traveled. It consisted of walk by the old river that don't like us much, little wildlife and long travel. Ruins took us in micro, the place is beautiful, three of the ruins you can upload, there is a place to eat and various stalls selling handicrafts. THE place is small beside other ruins of Mexico, but beautiful to know.
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  • Smallest one of all the excavated Mayan ruins that Belize has to offer, but don't think for a minute it's not worth a visit! The views are breathtaking and the temples here have the limestone steps! It gets hot as its an open plaza and the grounds are clear of the cooling canopies so bring a lot of water. Lots of hand made trinkets in the gift shops. Some take cards and some are strictly cash only.
  • Really neat archeological site! It is definitely worth a visit if you are in the region. Sometimes finding independent tours/transportation can be a little difficult but if you are in Belize city or arriving via cruise ship you should not have to much trouble. It is usually also possible to hire a taxi for the day to take you out there and to a few other sites in the vicinity.
  • Large crowds are here from 10am-2pm Tuesday-Thursdays,weekends are usually quite if you're not into crowds. Lush,green,quite and well kept grounds (it's like a golf coarse with Pyramids on it) Early mornings & late evenings birds can be spotted,in the rainy season evenings expect mosquitoes,so use repellent. Clean toilets,great museum,wonderful craft work at the local gift shops. The road from Luck Strike to Altun Ha needs some attention from the powers that be,the parking lot is terrible & needs a face lift. There are Tour guides on this site most days who are very informative (if you may need one) and staff is helpful.
  • Well kept and easily accessible. Would be nice if info was places next to each pyramid though
  • Great site to visit if you want to do more than look at the temples, as you can climb to the top of each temple. Had a great tour guide and was impressed with of his knowledge and presentation of the site and pointing out landmarks on the way.

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