Known as the epicenter of the ancient Maya world, Belize once was home to more than 2 million Mayas. Sacred temples, pyramids, advanced science, agriculture, mathematics, palaces, and awesome structures are their legacy.
Without the use of iron or the wheel, the civilization reached its zenith at the time when Europe was in the Dark Ages. Evolving around 350 B.C. in the tropical lowlands of Belize and northern Guatemala, this advanced civilization supported by vast agricultural farmlands and trading centers, held sway for well over 2,000 years. The Maya civilization has permanently marked the landscape, and visiting famous ruin sites like Xunantunich, Altun Ha, and Lamanai will leave you in awe of our ancestors' accomplishments and integrity.