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

Consider staying in Corozal District if you plan on visiting Santa Rita, since those visiting this part of Belize will have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. There are a decent bunch of lodgings in the locale within range of this landmark.

Hotels near Santa Rita
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Serenity Sands Bed and Breakfast B & B -- --
Hotel Posada Mama Hotel -- --
Almond Tree Hotel Resort Hotel -- --
Las Palmas Hotel Hotel 2.4 mi. (0.9 km) SW
Copper Horse Inn Hotel 2.4 mi. (1.2 km) SSW
Sea Breeze Hotel 2.5 mi. (1.1 km) SSW
Bayside Guesthouse Guest house 2.5 mi. (1.1 km) SSW

Location and What's Nearby

Santa Rita is a terrific option for tourists wanting to pick from a decent selection of nearby restaurants. Butchies Bar & Grill, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this historical site. It is only about a short distance away from this site's location, so stop by and enjoy a meal. Purple Toucan Bar and Marcello's Pizza are some more dining possibilities in the area. At Marcello's Pizza you and your group should not leave without sampling their specialty, pizza.


Contact Information

Location: Corozal District, Belize


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