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Altun Ha Ruins

45 km north of Belize City, Belize
+501 625-6976
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This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most well-known Mayan ruins in Belize.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“altun ha” (40 reviews)
45 km north of Belize City, Belize
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When visiting Belize, Altun Ha is a must see. Awesome ruins site....and yes we made to to the top!! Tour guide said many more out there. Small food area with local food. Gift shop as well. Our tour guide was awesome. Booked through Carnival Cruise...More

Thank mblancas70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a site!! We took an excursion from port which took about an hour to get to the ruins. They have restrooms, a snack bar, and some gift shops and locals selling goods. They also have a very small museum with a replica of the...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site is not very big but it is tidy and interesting. worth a walk around. Nearby there is also the "Crocodile lagoon", a small lagoon, although the crocodiles are not easy to spot. There is a small area with tables and benches where you...More

Thank WonderfulWorld68
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in awe to learn about the ruins in Belize. How they were created; each priest building on top and around the building of the previous priest. It made me think of the nesting boxes one inside another inside another and so on. I...More

Thank Vickilynn111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

altun ha is rich in history. find frederick at the giftshops & hire him for a tour ($20US) he is very knowledgeable about Mayan life.

1  Thank Baopham316
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this tour, so interesting to hear about the old civilization and ruins that were left. It is relatively new (i.e. discovered recently). Drink a lot of water, some walking but not bad at all. The views were great. Just loved it

Thank Jackiebaptist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Altun Ha, what a fantastic place to visit, we were so glad we took the opportunity to take a trip to the ruins, we had the added advantage of having a very knowable guide who spoke excellent English who not only explained the history of...More

1  Thank imminent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a cruise and Belize was a port we stopped at. The tour of the ruins was reasonably priced with a private tour company (not the cruise ship's excursion). This place is not good for those who cannot handle walking and climbing. The temples...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I wished to learn more about the Mayan civilization. We were fortunate to get a knowledgeable guide who spoke fluent English. At this site there have been attempts at restoration but things are at a standstill awaiting funding. Tourist dollars contribute to...More

Thank folkways
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited solo with a rental car. Parking was easy and safe. Arrived late morning and there weren’t too many large groups at the site. Tour guides were available but I declined and it was fine to walk around by myself for about an hour...More

Thank ekolb0
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30 January 2017|
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Response from Sparkysk |
We went to Lamanai and it was beautiful. Glad we made the decision to go here as the crowds were smaller and we were able to climb on of the main temples. Great views. Plus the tour to get their is by boat and the ride up... More
6 December 2016|
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Response from Tyrone W | Reviewed this property |
It's very safe. Tour companies are best. There really are no crowds since the area is so large.
18 September 2016|
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Response from js26red | Reviewed this property |
I would say they aren't that winding. At least not the route that we took. I don't recall any mountainous roads. I think your kid will be fine.