Between the years of 350 BC and 250AD, Cerros was an important trade center in the Maya community. It is, in fact, the only coastal ruin to be unearthed to this day. Strategically placed at the mouth of the New River, this site would have given an immediate link to the coastal trade route of many other Yucatan peninsula settlements.

What to Expect

Although partially underwater, Cerros is still an important ruin. There are five temples with connecting plazas, two ball courts, and an impressive canal and irrigation system. Not only do visitors get to explore these ruins, but the view of the surrounding region from the site is a beautiful site to see.

Cerros is located on 53 acres overlooking Chetumal Bay.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Cerros may choose to book their trip in Corozal District, since those staying in this part of Belize will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their time there. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, especially as there is only a small number of hotels nearby.


Operating Hours

The ruins site is open daily from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.


Visitors are welcome to explore Cerros free of charge.

Contact Information

Location: Corozal District, Belize


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