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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  • We visited the Altun Ha ruins during our cruise stop in Belize. It was about a 45 minute ride from the port. The scenery on the way was nice. The ruins have been well maintained and the people at the ...  more »
  • Tour of the city and Altun Hu ruines. The tour guide (Lady) was funny and informative. We even tried the royal rat. It tastes like pork roast. It was relaxing on the drive to the ruines, and light wal...  more »
  • For those who've been to Machu Picchu is somewhat disappointing. The ride cost R $40.00 leaving the port of Belize and is highly recommended to be done only with tourist agency. The weather at the site was very short (about 30 minutes) but can climb on buildings which have been banned in other archaeological sites.
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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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