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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These jungles are major attractions in this region, but equally magnificent are the marine adventure-opportunities that awaits!

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  • Dangriga
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These jungles are major attractions in this region, but equally magnificent are the marine adventure-opportunities that awaits!

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  • Belmopan
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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

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  • San Ignacio

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Altun Ha

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The town close to town.

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Caracol

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  • Mayan Heartland
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Category

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  • Maya

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Category

  • Ancient Maya Temple
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  • Hiking
  • Maya

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  • Ancient Maya Temple
  • Archaeology
  • Hiking
  • Maya

Lamanai

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  • Mayan Heartland
  • Orange Walk

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  • Ancient Maya Temple
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  • Ambergris Caye
  • Mayan Heartland

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Category

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