Maya mountains in BelizeBelize · 6 Items · Anna De Mondey
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The mountains cover much of Guatemala, and many of the highest points in the country are actually volcanoes. Volcanoes, many of which can be climbed, rise around several important destinations - these include the Pacaya Volcano near Panama City, Acatenango and Agua near Antigua, and the three volcanoes located along the coasts of the Lake Atitlan The Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, a non-volcanic mountain range that begins near the Mexican border, is the highest mountain range in Central America. Mountain destinations offer travelers a wealth of opportunities to go out and explore. You can go hiking in the middle of forests, climb volcanoes, and go bird watching. In addition, the temperature is usually lower thanks to the higher elevations.
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...More info
Lubaantun Lubaantun is the largest Maya site in Southern Belize. It is well known for the unusual style of construction. All structures are made of limestone blocks with no visible mortar binding them together. The strength of each structure lies in every hand-cut stone, which was carefully measured and shaped to fit snugly next to each neighboring block. Lubantuun is a late Cla...More info
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...More info
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...More info
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...More info
Belmopan Belize is a country on the east coast of Central America, where it borders Mexico and Guatemala. The country has a coast in the east with the Caribbean Sea. Belize covers a total area of about 22,800 square km and a population of 368,310. Belize has one of the lowest population densities in Central America, and a population growth rate of 1.87% per year. Here we present the five lar...More info