Handpicked by a Belize Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best culture and art attraction in Belize'.


Altun ha

  Altun ha  Like many ancient ruin sites, the Maya City of Altun Ha is filled with mystery and wonder. Known as Rockstone Pond in Mayan, it is located close to the coast, approximately 31 miles north of Belize City. It was once an ideal place for commerce in the ancient Maya world. Nowadays, the proximity to Belize City makes Altun Ha a popular destination for both locals and inte...


Archaeology in Belize

Archaeology in Belize Belize has hundreds of Maya sites, ranging from small mounds to internationally acclaimed pyramids, from city complexes to sacrificial cave systems. The Maya sites have been in our history for many years and is one of the greatest attractions in Belize. While exploring you will learn a lot about the remains of the ancient Maya which include pottery, skeletons, stel...


Belize City

Belize City   Almost all visitors to Belize will arrive in the largest city in the country at some time or another, but unfortunately Belize City is not an attractive destination for most. Most of the visitors that come here are just passing through, Belize City is a transportation hub for all international and domestic flights, as well as the ferry that leaves from Ambergris and Caulk...



Caracol   Caracol is an archaeological site managed by the University of Central Florida in Orlando. As the largest Maya site in Belize, this dig is one of the most important for modern thought on Maya civilization, culture, and history. Luckily, most of the larger ruins are open to the public.   Visitors to the site will see some of the largest ruins and temples in Belize and ...

Corozal House of Culture

Corozal House of Culture   Corozal House has served as many types of facilities since it's creation in the 19th century. Visitors today find a beautiful community center which houses an art gallery of local works, and a museum of local history. This spot makes sure that nobody within a short distance must go without the arts.   The culture center hosts monthly events that provid...



Hopkins Hopkins is a small and quiet town on the central Caribbean Coast. It has an extensive and beautiful beach strip, a large freshwater lagoon and a Garifuna population that is dedicated to the preservation of its traditions.   Hopkins has a little more than 1,000 residents. The main road of the town is quite extensive and is located along the coast. The road is ballast and bumpy,...


Nim Li Punit

NIM LI PUNIT  Nim Li Punit is one of the smaller Maya sites well known for the large amount of stele found there.  Nim Li Punit inherited it's name from a carving on the longest of the site's twenty-six stele, depicting a figure wearing a large headdress. In the Maya Kekchi language, Nim Li Punit means 'the big hat'. Nim Li Punit lies approximately 5 kilometers off the Southern Hig...


Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda Located 195 miles (315 km) from Belize City, Punta Gorda is an established coastal town on the southern tip of Belize. This serves as a gateway to the Cayos Sapodillas Marine Reserve, a group of atolls, shallow islands known for their colorful coral gardens and vibrant marine life. It is also a good base to visit the Río Blanco National Park and some of the accommodations in remote...



Xunantunich   Gazing out over the Mopan River Valley, stands Xunantunich, one of Belize’s most beautiful and mysterious ancient Maya Sites. The site’s modern name, pronounced zoo-nan-tun-ich, means ‘stone woman’. It references a local legend of a ghostly belle adorned in white, scaling the steps of El Castillo before disappearing into the stone face at the top.   El...


Uxbenka Belize

Uxbenka Belize   Uxbenka, translated as 'ancient place' is an early classic ceremonial site. The site is very small compared to Lubantuun or Nim Li Punit. This Maya site perches on a ridge overlooking the foothills and valleys of the Maya Mountains. The Blue Creek Canyon can be seen in the distance.   The ancient Maya practice of transforming hills by facing and terracing is par...

Tanah Mayan Art Museum

Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum Responsible for the revitalization of the art of Maya Slate Carving, the Garcia sisters offer a collection of limestone and slate statues for guests to view and even purchase. They also keep the Maya way of living alive through many classes and workshops.   Offerings It all began when the sisters found a piece of slate in a field and were inspired t...

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