The mysteries of Maya without the traps of tourism.

Archaeology

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.

Attractions

Put these sites on your list, you won't regret it.

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

A haven for the endangered jaguar, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary covers 128,000 acres of rainforest in the Cockscomb Range of the Maya Mountains. With the neighboring Bladen Nature reserve to the...

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Mayflower Bocawina National Park

With 7,087 acres of preserved low and highlands, Mayflower Bocawina National Park is one of the best choices for leisure or adventurous explorations. Located on the eastern end of the Maya Mountains...

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Rio Blanco National Park

Take a short hike to Rio Blanco waterfall for a look at one of our largest waterfalls in the area. Once you’re there, take a dip in the deep limestone pool to cool off and get a better view of the...

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Perspective

Your curated guide to Belize

8 Unique Belize Wildlife Experiences

If there’s two things we’re known for in Belize they’re one: our reef and two: our fauna. Gratefully, travelers can experience both of these in (careful) abundance. With our preservation efforts...

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Photo Guide to Caye Caulker

Backpacker’s paradise, most Instagrammable island, the ‘Go Slow’ caye – Caye Caulker goes by many names but we will be focusing on its affinity to be wallpaper-worthy. From the moment you dock at the...

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What to Wear for 1 Week in Belize

Packing for a tropical destination is often a no-brainer; shorts and flip flops usually cut it, but in Belize where there are a variety of activities to fill up your time its wise to always be...

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Events

International Costa Maya Festival 2018  | 1

International Costa Maya Festival 2018

By now Belize is known for its umpteen festivals – food, culture, you name it – and the International Costa Maya Festival is no doubt the highlight of the country’s “La Isla Bonita.” Otherwise known...

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Taste of Belize 2018 | 1

Taste of Belize 2018 features best of Belizean Cuisine

Belize continues to thrive in the culinary scene and those dabbing in the art of gastronomy are now able to witness up front nouvelle Belizean cuisine. Taste of Belize, held every two years, is a...

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Placencia Lobster Fest 2018 | 1

Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia. Spanning three days, this food festival has only grown over the...

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