Altun Ha: Water of the Rock

Once a major archaeological site, Altun Ha is the home of Belize’s famous Jade Head and is close in proximity to Belize City.

The site covers an area of about 5 miles and the ruins of the structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times.

 The largest of Altun Ha’s temple is the “Temple of the Masonry Altars” which is 54 feet high and the drawing of this structure is the official logo of Belize’s leading brand of beer “Belkin”.


From Belize City, take the Northern Highway for about ½ hour just after passing the Sandhill Village. Take the Old Northern Highway on your left for 14 miles. On your left, take the Rockstone Pond Road towards the reserve for 2 miles.

Opening Hours

365 days in the year from 8 am – 5:00 pm

Fees & reservations

Belizeans: BZD $5.00
Non-Belizeans: BZD$10.00
Belizeans enter FREE on Sundays and Public and Bank Holidays
School, Church and Government Groups need to contact the IA office for official Pass to visit this site.

Altun Ha Maya Ruin in Belize

Have you visited Altun Ha? If yes, just leave a reply below, we’d love to hear your experience.

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