Belize is made up of a potpourri of cultures consisting of Maya, the descendants of Belize’s first and enduring inhabitants, Kriol, descendants of English and Scottish (the Baymen) log cutters, Garinagu, descendants of Carib, Arawak and West African People, Mestizo, a mixture of Spanish and Native Americans, Mennonites who are of German descent and many other cultures from Chinese to Lebanese.
This blog post will highlight the indigenous Maya of Belize who were the first inhabitant of the land referred to as “La Ruta Maya” which encompasses the territory of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Today, about 12% of the population of Belize is Maya. At the peak of the vast Mayan empire, archeologists estimate that 1 to 2 million Mayans lived within the borders of Belize.
There are 5 major Maya sites in the Toledo district and many others that remain unexcavated. Read more: https://www.tropicair.com/10-unforgettable-things-to-do-in-the-forgotten-district-of-toledo-belize/