Lubaantun

Lubaantun, Toledo District

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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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Lucas W
27 contributions
Must visit!
May 2021 • Friends
Totally cool experience! Well worth the $10 Belize for entering. The artifact museum was sadly not opened when we visited, but I’ve heard there’s some fascinating objects stored in there that are worth checking out. The stands out front selling crafts are also high quality, authentic and affordable. One of the coolest parts of my trip to Belize, if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by to be in awe of these ancient structures.
Written May 23, 2021
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Lisa F
Durango, CO107 contributions
Definitely Worth a Stop
Mar 2021
I highly recommend visiting Lubaantun. We visited in March 2021 with two teenagers, and we were the only visitors. It is not a large site like its sister sites further north, but that is one of it's appeals. Both my kids thought the site was totally worth visiting...and that says a lot for teens.
Written March 25, 2021
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Kelley T
Albuquerque, NM77 contributions
Very off the beaten path and so worth it.
Feb 2020 • Couples
Seven miles on a 4WD road to get here. The road itself is amazing as it winds through villages. There is little signage and we had to ask out way once. The ruins themselves are grand, only some restored partially, which for us was very interesting. The grounds are lovely. We loved the trip here.
Written February 8, 2020
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Raroboy
Canada544 contributions
Crystal Skull found here?
Jan 2020
It's a great story but not true according to the Smithsonian Institute. It's a nice site to visit. Most of ruins are in piles. Steps and plazas can be seen. Nice and quiet place to visit and contemplate what life was like back then.
Written January 31, 2020
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Ross B
Shenley, UK974 contributions
My first experience of Myran ruins.
Jan 2020
Travelled from Punta Gorda and it was worth it. You have to climb to get to it on a good path at the enterence there is a museum which also includes a history of the site and the Myrans in general. Great site as some had not been restored, it must have been magnificent 2000 yrs ago.
Written January 12, 2020
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sean d
Sherwood Park, Canada6 contributions
Beautiful spot. Well preserved without being 'restored' ruins.
Aug 2018
One of my favorite stops in Belize, this was well worth the trip.
Nestled into the forest/jungle, you can see countless other potential ruin sites nearby popping out of the ground in the distance. This place definitely makes the mind wander.
Written July 2, 2019
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Judy W
Burlington, Canada103 contributions
Interesting Historical site
Mar 2019 • Family
Great site with enough written history in the small museum and enough property to roam around to satisfy both the history and the active people in our group. There is a stair 'workout' to get to the site's office before you even get to the actual site, so wear comfortable shoes.
Written March 26, 2019
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,602 contributions
big and impressive
Dec 2018 • Couples
bigger then Nim Li Punit, this site is impressive for its architecture. located in the lush forest, don't expect a huge construction, as you may find in Mexico, but still it is very worth it. it is a very pleasant stroll through. We came here from Nim Li Punit on a pretty bad dirt road, but with a 4WD you make it easily. and you will pass through some Maya villages around the site.
Written December 27, 2018
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Bill H
2 contributions
Great time.
Aug 2018 • Family
We really enjoyed the tour. Our guide Francisco was very knowledgeable and had grown up in the area. He was very knowledgeable about the history, culture, and plant life of the area.
Written August 19, 2018
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tdbmdpa
Tallassee, AL11 contributions
Lubaantun
May 2018 • Friends
The guide on site was very helpful with our group of 9 in explaining the artifacts in the one room museum that is on site.The meaning of Lubaatun is “Place of the Fallen Stones”. There are a lot of fallen stones here.
Written May 28, 2018
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