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 Ladyville trip planner to visit Altun Ha Ruins on your trip to Ladyville, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • September 26, 2017
    This was a choice out of four Mayan Temples on a cruise around the Western Caribbean. An hour and a half trip from the city by boat and coach Altun Ha turned out to be a great place of history where o...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    We booked a trip to Altun Ha with one of the numerous tour booths at the Belize city waterfront. It takes about 40 minutes to get to the ruins from the port, but it gives chance to see a bit more of t...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    These demonstrations as in Central America, lead us to a pre-Columbian, and it reminds us of where we came from
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  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    Nice....a view through the eyes of the Maya's
  • June 10, 2017
    This is a nice ruins site. Being able to climb the ruins was really cool.
  • January 24, 2017
    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!!
  • June 23, 2017
    Very clean, and walking up the temples is a real challenge. Real taste of history

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