Archaeology

No matter where you travel, our history is everywhere.

With only a small percentage of our ancient Maya temples uncovered, it’s not uncommon to come across ancient pieces of pottery or hear that a distant hill is actually a temple.

Whether you want to explore for an afternoon, a day or a week, the ancient Maya sites are well worth it. All sites are managed by the Institute of Archaeology and have interpretive centers, as well as trained guides to show you around. 

From Caracol and Cerros to Lamanai and little villages and forest areas, pretty much anywhere you go here, you’ll find ancient Maya temples. Get your hat and whip ready, Belizean-a-Jones.

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Sur de Belize: Top 5 Aventuras

Estas selvas son las principales atracciones de esta región, pero igualmente magníficas son las oportunidades de aventura marina que espera!

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
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  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

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Diese Dschungel sind die Hauptattraktionen in dieser Region, aber ebenso großartig sind die maritimen Abenteuer-Chancen, die erwarten!

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  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
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  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

Rien n’égale une évasion dans le secteur sud du Belize. Un millier de choses sont à découvrir au sein de ce décor pittoresque composé des forêts montagneuses les plus intactes de la zone mésoaméricaine! Et que dire de l’exploration sous-marine et des îles où vous pouvez plonger en surface ou en profondeur dans l’eau turquoise des réserves!

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  • Hopkins
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  • Placencia
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Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Südliche Belize: Top 5 Abenteuer-Stationen

Diese Dschungel sind die Hauptattraktionen in dieser Region, aber ebenso großartig sind die maritimen Abenteuer-Chancen, die erwarten!

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

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Altun Ha

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Cahal Pech

The town close to town.

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  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
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  • Maya

Caracol

Sky Place has quite a view.

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  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

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  • Corozal
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

El Pilar

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  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Lamanai

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  • Mayan Heartland
  • Orange Walk

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Lubaantun

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  • Mayan Heartland
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking
  • Maya

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Maya by beach. It couldn’t be better.

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Monkey River Village

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  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Birding
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Maya
  • Protected Area