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Address: 45 km (28 mi) north of Belize City, Belize
Phone Number: 625-6976
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Description: This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most...
This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most well-known Mayan ruins in Belize.
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The Altun Ha ruins are extremely interesting. We arrived on a cruise ship and took a van that held 7 passengers. The trip to the Mayan ruins was about a 45 minute drive. The good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Calabash, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Altun Ha ruins are extremely interesting. We arrived on a cruise ship and took a van that held 7 passengers. The trip to the Mayan ruins was about a 45 minute drive. The good part was that the ruins are truly interesting to see and it is great that we were able to climb up them to the top.... More 

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Southern Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited Altun Ha as part of a cruise tour. It was very hot that day, but the ruins were worth the trip. These are remarkably preserved and very interesting. There is a great photo point from the top of the large pyramid. There are local vendors and a small bar at the sight for purchasing drinks, snacks and souvenirs.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We saw the ruins as part of a private tour. We managed to arrive before anyone else, so we got to quietly explore the site.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We really enjoyed the Mayan Ruins. The tour was pretty quick, but Flacco from Tuff E Nuff tours did a great job giving us the history of the ruins.

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New Tecumseth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On a recent work trip I had the experience of visiting the Altun Ha ruins. It only cost a few dollars to get in and was well worth it. The grounds are very well maintained and the climb up the ruins is a challenge. Take water with you especially if you are not used to the heat and humidity. The... More 

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Elkhorn City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We decided on this attraction because my older son loves history. We went on a private excursion instead of a cruise excursions because they would not allow my 2 year old to go. The ruins were not what I expected. They were ok and the kids enjoyed them. Our biggest disappointment was the tour we took because our driver scared... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Altun Ha was the best Mayan Ruins that I have ever been to. Although, I have not been to many of them but this was an awesome experience. It was a rough ride going there as the highway was in bad shape but it was well worth the ride as this site was just amazing! If you have mobility problem,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

What a sight! How amazingly beautiful! Although it was extremely humid which I did not enjoy, I wouldn't trade this experience for the world! The ruins are still in tact and in perfect condition and you can climb to the tops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I popped into Altun Ha on my way back from Orange Walk as it was only 12 miles off the highway. Very straightforward to get to and do not expect to drive on tarmac road all the way. There is plenty of car parking space when you arrive and about a dozen shops selling souvenirs. You can also hire a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

The Altun Ha visit was great. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the history and had a wonderful personality. We climbed to the top of one of the monuments and the view was so beautiful. It felt like we were actually back in time during the visit. The stories about the ruins were entertaining and told with much excitement. Remember... More 

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Address: 45 km (28 mi) north of Belize City, Belize
Phone Number: 625-6976
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District

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