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

Corozal District is a good option for those wishing to visit Cerros, since those staying in this part of Belize will be excited to have easy site access for the duration of their trip. With just a small number of hotels around the community around this historical site, only moderate foot traffic can be bargained on.


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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