Belize was once the center of one of the greatest civilizations of antiquity and is considered to have been the heartland of the Maya civilization during the Classic period.

Today, you can tour authentic sites left by this great culture and, in many cases, be guided by a direct descendant, a modern-day Maya.

Belize’s Maya occupation began as early as 1500 BC, but it was not until the Classic period of 250 AD to 900 AD that the Maya population is thought to have exceeded 1 million people in Belize. However, much about the ancient Maya remains a mystery now.

To experience Maya culture in Belize, check with your hotel or local tour operators to see what ancient Maya temples are open for exploration. Also, be sure to speak with contemporary Maya families. They will be happy to tell you of their culture and share stories that have been passed down through the generations.

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Xanadu Island Resort

A Beachfront Resort with a Touch of Luxury in Harmony with Nature

Destination

  • Ambergris Caye
  • Mayan Heartland

Category

- Accommodation

Low Season - High Season

$155 - $830 USD
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Cayo Inland Expeditions

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland

Activities Available

  • Caving
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Roy and Duce Tourism Enterprise

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland

Activities Available

  • Scuba Diving
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Sea Sports Belize

We do it with LOVE! Small groups, big adventure, our specialty!

Destination

  • Mayan Heartland
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Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

Southern Belize: Top 5 Adventure- Stops

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

Destination

  • Dangriga
  • Glover's Reef Atoll
  • Hopkins
  • Mayan Heartland
  • Placencia
  • Punta Gorda

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Beaches and Coast
  • Family Friendly
  • Hiking
  • Islands
  • Maya
  • Snorkeling

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

The pulsating 48th Annual Benque Fiesta is a cultural celebration that beckons unity; it all happens in Western Belize, July 16–19, 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

The pulsating 48th Annual Benque Fiesta is a cultural celebration that beckons unity; it all happens in Western Belize, July 16–19, 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

The pulsating 48th Annual Benque Fiesta is a cultural celebration that beckons unity; it all happens in Western Belize, July 16–19, 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

The pulsating 48th Annual Benque Fiesta is a cultural celebration that beckons unity; it all happens in Western Belize, July 16–19, 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

Die pulsierende 48. jährliche Benque Fiesta ist eine kulturelle Feier, die Einheit schenkt; Alles geschieht in Westbelize vom 16. bis 19. Juli 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

Die pulsierende 48. jährliche Benque Fiesta ist eine kulturelle Feier, die Einheit schenkt; Alles geschieht in Westbelize vom 16. bis 19. Juli 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

La 48e fête annuelle de Benque – Benque Fiesta est une célébration culturelle qui invite à la camaraderie. Elle se déroule dans l’ouest du Belize, du 16 au 19 juillet 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

La 48e fête annuelle de Benque – Benque Fiesta est une célébration culturelle qui invite à la camaraderie. Elle se déroule dans l’ouest du Belize, du 16 au 19 juillet 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

The pulsating 48th Annual Benque Fiesta is a cultural celebration that beckons unity; it all happens in Western Belize, July 16–19, 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

2015 Annual Benque Fiesta

The pulsating 48th Annual Benque Fiesta is a cultural celebration that beckons unity; it all happens in Western Belize, July 16–19, 2015!

Destination

  • Benque Viejo del Carmen
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Event Date

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Crystal Maiden à la grotte d’ATM

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Caves and Crystal Maidens. All at the ATM.

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Caves and Crystal Maidens. All at the ATM.

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Höhlen und Kristalljungfrauen. Alles am Geldautomaten.

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Crystal Maiden à la grotte d’ATM

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Crystal Maiden à la grotte d’ATM

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Caves and Crystal Maidens. All at the ATM.

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Höhlen und Kristalljungfrauen. Alles am Geldautomaten.

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Höhlen und Kristalljungfrauen. Alles am Geldautomaten.

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Crystal Maiden à la grotte d’ATM

Destination

  • Belmopan
  • Mayan Heartland
  • San Ignacio

Category

  • Archaeology
  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Maya
  • Protected Area