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As the capital city has little to offer in the way of attractions, spend your day at the nearby Maya ruins for a more memorable experience. Located about 45 minutes away from the airport, the Altun Ha ruins are home to at least 500 visible structures and several grassy plazas,.
Head out in the early morning while it’s still quiet, then explore the mystical temples and pyramids. If you’re feeling athletic, trek to the top of the site’s highest peak, the Temple of Masonry, which towers 54 feet above the plaza and delivers a sweeping panorama of blue skies and jungle canopy. To get the most out of your day, book a guided tour, which will include transportation and lunch.
When you’re worn out from the sun, head back to Belize City and duck in for a quick bite at the Wet Lizard. Enjoy a Planter’s Punch and some conch fritters as you unwind with the afternoon. Head back to your room to freshen up before an elegant Caribbean meal at the Harbour View.