Santa Rita

Believed to be the remains of one of the most important cities in ancient Maya, Santa Rita may have at one time been called Chetumal. Modern Corozal was build atop it, leaving only one structure in tact. Because of this, the official borders of Chetumal will never been known. Still, Santa Rita stands as an important site and those interested in archeology and Mayan history won't want to miss a visit.


Santa Rita features two in tact rooms of four that were once the living quarters of a Mayan family. Artifacts found in various digs include the body of a woman surrounded by jewelry and pottery, as well as the body of a warlord surrounded by a stringray spine and a ceremonial flint. None of these pieces remain on site.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in Corozal District if you plan on visiting Santa Rita, as those visiting this area of Belize will be pleased to have easy site access during their visit. There are a notable collection of lodgings in the locale around this attraction.

Hotels near Santa Rita
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Serenity Sands Bed and Breakfast B & B -- --
Hotel Posada Mama Hotel -- --
Las Palmas Hotel Hotel 2.4 mi. (0.2 km) SW
Copper Horse Inn Hotel 2.4 mi. (0.3 km) SSW
Sea Breeze Hotel 2.5 mi. (0.3 km) SSW
Maya World Guest House Guest house 2.6 mi. (0.1 km) SW
Alta Mira Guest House Guest house -- --

Location and What's Nearby

You will find a good set of dining places to pick from in the neighborhood surrounding Santa Rita. The most frequented nearby place to eat is Butchies Bar & Grill, which dishes out Caribbean meals. The dining establishment is a slight distance away, but far enough that you might want to make arrangements for having a particular type of transport to arrive. Also within reach, you'll find restaurants such as Purple Toucan Bar and Marcello's Pizza where you and your party shouldn't end your meal without ordering a plate of their specialty pizza.


Contact Information

Location: Corozal District, Belize


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