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

Corozal District is a good option for those wishing to visit Santa Rita, since guests staying in this region of Belize will have convenient access to the historical site during their time there. There are a good amount of hotels in the region surrounding Santa Rita.

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

This historical site has the advantage of being well located for those who are hoping to find a solid selection of convenient lunch and dinner options. The most nearby place to eat is Butchies Bar & Grill, which has a menu full of Caribbean food. Butchies Bar & Grill is a small ways off, but far-off enough that you will decide to make arrangements for employing a type of transportation to arrive. Also close-by, you and your group will have restaurants such as Purple Toucan Bar and Marcello's Pizza where you should make it a point not to get up and go without sampling their specialty pizza.


Contact Information

Location: Corozal District, Belize


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