Altun Ha, Belize District

#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Belize
Visit Altun Ha, the remains of an ancient Mayan city boasting two main plazas and 13 structures, including a temple. You can now climb the taller temple, once an important ceremonial building, and enjoy the view from the altar atop. A market just outside the ruins sells local handicrafts. See the large water reservoir known as “Rockstone Pond,” which is the English translation of the site’s name. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including armadillos, foxes, and white-tailed deer. Due to the site’s location, it's best to visit with a guide. Use our Belize District trip planner to visit Altun Ha on your trip to Belize District, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Within an hours drive, we arrived back in history. We were lucky to be the only group there and got to soak up the history in our time. We are able to climb up each structure and really take in the vi...  more »
  • It took about 50 minutes of drive to this attraction from Belize city. This attraction was grand and historical that is worthy of visiting.  more »
  • The first and only ruins I’ve visited, so I can’t compare. But, we did enjoy the visit. The grounds were immaculately clean and although their were vendors in the area they weren’t aggressive. Our tour guide, Abner, from V.I.V Tours was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.
  • This is a great place. The guides are good to understand as not native English speaker. There are not many people there and you can really enjoy the time there. The restrooms are very clean. For everyone who wants to see a quiet but not too large place, Altun Ha is perfect to bring Mayan feeling.
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