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.
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