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.
Grab your oar and get out there.
Whether you’re a beginner at canoeing or really know your way around a boat, we have the waterways for any paddling traveler. Tour companies and jungle lodges also cater to canoe travelers, with some...
Discover what's happening beneath...
Even if you’ve never snorkeled before, our knowledgeable local guides will help you explore the kaleidoscope of colors found in hard and soft corals, sponges, and over 500 species of fish and marine...
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.
Nim Li Punit
Nim Li Punit, located near the village of Indian Creek in the Toledo District, is well known for the number of stelae discovered. Nim Li Punit gets its name from a carving on the longest of the site’s...
Located at Turneffe Atoll’s southernmost tip, the "Elbow" is considered an advanced diver’s hotspot with large groups of eagle rays frequenting the area. With depths of 60 feet to 100 feet, this wall...
Community Baboon Sanctuary
The Community Baboon Sanctuary spans 20 miles and is home to over a thousand howler monkeys, birds and other mammals. The sanctuary was started by a group of local farmers in 1985 to protect the...
Your curated guide to Belize
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International Costa Maya Festival 2018
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Taste of Belize 2018 features best of Belizean Cuisine
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