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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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  • We were in Belize on a cruise stop and booked this excursion through Reggie's Tours (they are awesome). It's a nice ride to the ruins and the visit is well worth it. You don't have to climb them to en...  more »
  • I'm glad we visited this site. The ruins were impressive and well excavated. The information on site was clear and accessible. The ruins are not too steep or difficult so anyone can scale them to the ...  more »
  • Loved it! I'm 8 months pregnant and I only made it up two but the view was one I will never forget, it cost 10 usd to get in per person so not a bad price at all!  more »
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  • 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.
  • Interesting place. well kept. some spots in the ruins seem to be repaired with concrete..