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Maya Heartland

THE PAST IN OUR PRESENT

No matter what vacation you take in Belize, our history is there. Ancient Maya temples are hidden throughout the country, leaving glimpses of the past you can discover for yourself. The temples you’ll find here make for a vacation unlike any you’ve taken before.

1,400 RECORDED MAYA SITES

Belize is thought to be the heart of the Maya civilization that dominated Central America during its height, due to the number and concentration of temples compared to other regions. The Maya left behind 1,400 recorded sites and an incredible amount of evidence of their presence in Belize, including ceremonial temples, structures and artwork made of jade, stone and clay.

THE MAYA CIVILIZATION DOMINATED CENTRAL AMERICA FROM 250–900 AD

Archaeologists and students from all over the world come to Belize each year to study clues left behind from this ancient civilization.
You can find many of the artifacts and works of art on display in the Museum of Belize in Belize City, including the largest carved jade object ever discovered.

Attractions in Maya Heartland

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  • Adventures to Explore Belize City Rural

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  • Dive into the Wonders of Belize

    As World Ocean’s Day approaches, there’s no better way to celebrate than to dive into the wonders of Belize. Known...

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  • Your Springtime Guide to Stann Creek, Belize

    Spring has arrived, making it the perfect time to discover the wonders of Stann Creek, Belize. A wonderful blend of...

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  • Experience the Charm of the Cayo District

    As the largest district in Belize, the Cayo District is brimming with captivating adventures, attractions, and eateries. A destination adored...

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  • A Journey through Toledo- Belize's Southern Escape

    A Journey Through Toledo: Belize’s Southern Escape

    No longer a hidden gem, Toledo is a tranquil escape for those who want to trade bustling towns and cities...

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