La Milpa

Located on the 250,000 acre Rio Bravo Conservation Area, La Milpa is one of the largest Mayan cities to be discovered in Belize. The main plaza alone spans 18,000 meters, and there are numerous other structures on site. Although much of these ruins remain un-excavated, their location on a preserve means you can expect them to remain untouched by destruction for years to come.


There are 20 courtyards, two ball courts, four temple pyramids, 19 stelae, and over 85 other structures for visitors to explore when they visit La Milpa. Of special note are the pools on the southern edge of the Great Plaza, constructed to hold 1.5 million gallons of freshwater, a reminder of the Mayan's foresight and ingenuity.

Staying Close

Orange Walk District is a good option for those wishing to visit La Milpa, because guests staying in this region of Belize will have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. With only a small number of hotels in the area surrounding La Milpa, relatively little tourist traffic can be anticipated.

Hotels near La Milpa
Hotel Type Distance Direction
La Milpa Field Station Lodge -- 0.0 mi. (54.6 km) S



Contact Information

Location: Orange Walk District, Belize


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