The Map of Mayan Ruins in Belize shows the nine (9) sites which are well excavated and open to the public. There are hundreds of other less-known Maya sites scattered throughout the Country. Stan Creek District is the only district with no major Archaeological site. Nevertheless, you can still book a day trip to many of the Mayan Ruins located in Cayo and Toledo District.
Not shown on our Map of Mayan Ruins in Belize is Tikal. The Great Mayan City of Tikal is located approximately 141 miles (228km) from Belize City. A part of the must-see Maya Temples and Pyramids in the country, many have stayed on and toured Tikal from San Ignacio Town.
The Maya civilization developed in the area that today comprises southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. It includes the northern lowlands of the Yucatán Peninsula and the highlands of the Sierra Madre, the Mexican state of Chiapas, southern Guatemala, El Salvador, and the southern lowlands of the Pacific littoral plain. “Maya” is a modern term used to refer collectively to the various peoples that inhabited this area.
They did not call themselves “Maya” and did not have a sense of common identity or political unity. Today, their descendants, known collectively as the Maya, numbered well over 6 million individuals, speak more than twenty-eight surviving Mayan languages and reside in nearly the same area as their ancestors.