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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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  • Was in Belize in February 2017 on Business and visiting family and one of my cousins ask if I wanted to see where our blood line and heritage really come from and said they wanted to show me were my g...  more »
  • Altun Ha is a relatively small Mayan site close to Belize City. As with all Mayan sites in Belize, the location is well presented and the site's museum provides a lot of information. For our visit, we...  more »
  • Had an awesome time! My tour guide was amazing. Climb the temples, embrace the spirit, and enjoy the beauty. Simply amazing!!!  more »
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  • 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!!
  • Well preserved Mayan ruins. Well worth the drive. Count on spending at least 1 hour hear. Entry fee of $5 per person. If you are climbing the ruins highly recommend bring proper foot wear as it is no easy task.
  • Amazing historical site. You are able to climb the Mayan temples. The construction of these temples is beyond comprehension. Outstanding
  • Really enjoyed the bus ride thru the Belize city's on the way to al tun ha. If ever in Belize these myan ruins are worth the time!!