Set on the Eastern Yucatan Peninsula in Northern Belize, Nohmul, which means "great mound" is considered to be the most important Mayan site in the region. The property dates back to 250 BC, with the tallest structure measuring 56 feet tall. Today, there is a controversy surrounding the site thanks to a construction crew who tore down all by the core of one of the mounds.

What to Expect

A visit to Nohmul offers insight into the lives of ancient Mayans.

Nohmul consists of two groups of buildings with a total of ten plazas with a total of 80 structures within them all. In May of 2013 the largest of the mounds was destroyed by a construction crew looking for materials to fill roads.

Staying Close

Nohmul is located in Corozal District, ensuring those staying in this part of Belize will be excited to have easy site access throughout their trip. There is a reasonable selection of lodgings around the neighborhood within the vicinity of Nohmul.

Hotels near Nohmul
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Akihito Hotel Hotel 9.0 mi. (0.9 km) S
Come 'n' Dine Motel Motel 9.0 mi. (0.8 km) S
Rancho Mirage Inn Hotel 9.3 mi. (0.5 km) S
La Rosita Guest House Guest house 9.3 mi. (0.4 km) S



Operating Hours

All of the mounds that make up Nohmul are located on private property, so operating hours do not exist. Some tour groups are granted special permission to see the site, so your best bet is to sign up for a tour that includes Nohmul on their itinerary.

Contact Information

Location: Corozal District, Belize


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