Lamanai Mayan Archaeological Site

One of the public archaeological sites in Belize, Lamanai features one of the longest inhabited Maya sites. Estimated to have been settled around 1500 BC, the Mayas lived here for nearly 3000 years until being conquered by the Spanish.


The public is allowed to visit the site and can feel free to ask the staff questions. This is a great opportunity not just to learn about the Mayas but also of a city that was active for almost thirty centuries.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Lamanai Mayan Archaeological Site may choose to book their trip in Orange Walk District, since those staying in this region of Belize will have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, particularly since there are very few lodging options in the vicinity.

Hotels near Lamanai Mayan Archaeological Site
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Lamanai Outpost Lodge Lodge 1.2 mi. (31.8 km) SSE
Rhaburn's Rooms Guest house 7.0 mi. (33.6 km) ESE
Crooked Tree Lodge Lodge 7.0 mi. (33.3 km) ESE
Tillett's Village Lodge Lodge 7.1 mi. (33.3 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

The area around Lamanai Mayan Archaeological Site is not particularly well-known for its choices of food options, but out-of-towners will still come across at least some eateries to eat dinner. Bushy's Place, which has a menu full of Belizean meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this historical site. The restaurant is about a short distance away away from this landmark, so stop in and dig in!


Contact Information

Location: Orange Walk District, Belize


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