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Address: 1.5 miles from San Pedro Columbia, Belize

The largest Mayan ruin in Southern Belize, dated to 700-900 AD, includes...

The largest Mayan ruin in Southern Belize, dated to 700-900 AD, includes carefully cut limestone blocks which needed no mortar to hold them together.

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Beautifully maintained grounds

The stairs leading to the ruins echo the architecture of the ruins themselves. The people maintaining this site have obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making this a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2016
Stephanie D
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British Columbia, Canada
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive in to these ruins was definitely interesting due to the recent rains. They're in a really beautiful setting with lots of mature trees. The drive in is accessible from 2 different points off the highway. We came in by Silver Creek and through San Miguel which was a little longer and rougher. We went out through San Pedro... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

When I heard that the translation of Lubaantun means "place of fallen stones" in Mayan I wasn't expecting much. But I can definitely say that I was surprised at the vastness of this site. I would rate this higher than Nim Li Punit and worth the drive. If you see one you should take the road another 6-7 miles and... More 

1 Thank mcflytfc
Jersey City, New Jersey
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Allegedly where a crystal skull was found. The grounds are still being rediscovered and you can see the workers. It's a bit of a drive to get there, but it's worth it.

Thank JayUlrich
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The stairs leading to the ruins echo the architecture of the ruins themselves. The people maintaining this site have obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making this a picturesque and authentic experience for visitors. I wish we would have had a guide to provide us information about how the structures were used, but there is some information... More 

Thank Stephanie D
South Bend, Indiana
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170 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We went out of our way to go there and there really isn't much to see. There is a small indoor area with info (micro museum) then you can wander around by yourself. We paid $1 for the "map" but it's just a red line on a piece of paper. It's a nice jungly place and the ruin is aptly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I might have been more impressed with this place if I hadn't already been to other ruins. But nonetheless, it was still worthwhile to visit. A lot of history here, available for reading in the lobby, but no guides available for hire. There seemed to be many of what appeared to be mere piles of rubble and not so much... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Personally, I was not a fan of Lubaantun, especially considering the vastly more breathtaking ruins in the near area. If you're in the area and aren't going anywhere else, I would suggest going, however if you only have time for one maya ruin, and could go elsewhere, I would. On my tour, the guides were not very informative, and overall... More 

Thank Grace H
Anchorage, Alaska
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

This site was a bit of a trek down 7 miles of bumpy road, but we found the site amazing still. Note, at mile six you will see a brown sign pointing to the site, but it says 7 miles. That's the turn you want, but it's only about 1 mile. I'm guessing the cost for making another sign that... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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155 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Very disappointing, as these were a bunch of piles of rocks. Not much to see, no descriptions. Not worth the trip. There are other Mayan ruins that you can spend your time at.

Thank karen k
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Lubaantun is a fairly large site with no obvious signs of current archeological work. The layout is fascinating due to the closeness of some buildings - did they run out of space? The visitor centre has information on the original excavations and Thomas Gann's excavation in 1924 where he used dynamite.

1 Thank Suzie H

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