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Address: 1.5 miles from San Pedro Columbia, Belize
Description: The largest Mayan ruin in Southern Belize, dated to 700-900 AD, includes...
The largest Mayan ruin in Southern Belize, dated to 700-900 AD, includes carefully cut limestone blocks which needed no mortar to hold them together.
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Finally!!

It took a while to get to Lubantuun, but very happy to eventually get there. The final stretch of road is a bit rough but part of the adventure. The site could do with a bit more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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San Ignacio, Belize
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San Ignacio, Belize
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It is a very quiet and lovely site. I loved the very clean grounds and the various ball courts. It has the biggest 'GumboLimbo'/chakka tree I have seen in Belize. It has been the only place where I have seen baby squirrels exploring their surroundings and yet so friendly with strangers - perhaps not used to many strangers. the stones... More 

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San Ignacio, Belize
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It took a while to get to Lubantuun, but very happy to eventually get there. The final stretch of road is a bit rough but part of the adventure. The site could do with a bit more TLC and certainly giving people access to climbing some of the larger structures would also help.

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Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

beautiful quiet ruin site in Mayan area, jungle all around you as you sense the old culture seeping from the stones with lots of iguanas on them

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were in Placencia and took a day trip to LUBAANTUN. It was a 3.5 hour drive. Now we did take a few stops and our driver did drive slow to show us a few things. It was hard to get there - but note there are two entrances one is several miles down a dirt track, the other 1.2... More 

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NORTH LIBERTY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We drove from Placencia to see the Lubaantun ruins in the Toledo district of Belize. it is not easy to get to- off the Southern highway you must travel several miles on a one lane dirt road that is full of potholes, rocks, etc- but it is worth the drive ( best to have a 4wheel drive vehicle) . You... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We drove there form Punta Gorda, the drive is fun and as often in Belize on a dirty, non-paved road but thats makes it also special there. If you don't have a car there is a bus going via some of the villages but I don't know the schedule if there is one... The side is surrounded nicely from primary... More 

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Belize City, Belize
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was in the Punta Gorda area and I was told to go visit the ruins in that area, Lubaantun. The day was great for the tour and so heading there and got lost, my friends and I ask for direction along the way and ended up going thru the back side, up hills and across the bridge over a... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I enjoyed a nice visit to these restored Mayan ruins in Toledo district southern Belize. In addition to seeing several ruins and structures the caretaker was a wealth of information about the history and lives of Mayans. . He directed me to an organic cacao farm nearby where I took a tour with Eladio Pop a Mayan organic cacao farmer.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice day trip destination from somewhere like Placencia if the weather isn't giving you beach time. Not hard to find and a pretty good-sized ruin.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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148 reviews 148 reviews
52 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was my 2nd visit to Lubaantún and my husband's 1st. As a package with the bus ride from Punta Gorda and the hike in, it's a culturally interesting and worth while trip. As before, the caretaker Santiago and his knowledge of the site, willingness to share new discoveries, and original works of pottery based on ancient motifs makes the... More 

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