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.
Orange Walk District is a good option for those wishing to visit La Milpa, since those staying in this part of Belize will have the benefit of easy site access during their visit. With just a few hotels around the region within the vicinity of this historical site, much less tourist traffic might be bargained on.
|La Milpa Field Station||Lodge||--||0.0 mi. (54.6 km)||S|
Location: Orange Walk District, Belize
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