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.
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.
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.
Famous among historians:
Uncover our history
With more than 1,400 Maya sites, there’s a whole other world to be discovered here in Belize. Clues to our past are waiting to be found.
For the Explorer:
Go Back in Time
Wander through Actun Tunichil Muknal, or ATM as the locals call it. In this ancient Maya site, there are fascinating and surprising things to be found.
For the Foodie:
Eat like a Belizean
We know good food. And we love to share. Explore cacao farms, eat the best seafood of your life, and learn the difference between Beans & Rice and Rice & Beans.
Don't just see the wonder of Belize, Experience it.
The open trail is waiting for you.
As intimidating as some of our trails may look on a map, don’t worry. Most are designed in loops so you easily return to your starting point. Some trails are self-guided, some require the expertise of...
Dive right in
Divers from all over the world come to Belize for a diving experience unlike anywhere else. We’re home to the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere and three of four coral atolls in the...
Get to know our feathered friends.
Over 500 species of feathered friends call Belize home from time to time. Some of the best places to see migrant and resident water birds are Crooked Tree and the seashores of Belize.
Put these sites on your list, you won't regret it.
Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary
Take a dip in the hot springs of Agua Caliente Wildlife Sanctuary. This coastal plain zone is also great for fishing, hiking, caving and, of course, wildlife. Within its 5,468 acres of basin wetlands...
The Maya temples of Lubaantun are unique in that they were built entirely without the aid of mortar. Each stone was carefully measured and cut to fit the adjoining one.
Situated above a tributary to...
Shark Ray Alley
Shark Ray Alley is located just one mile south of the Hol Chan cut and is listed as "Zone D" of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Once a place where fishermen would clean their catches, this 1,280-acre...
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