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Lubaantun – "Place of the Fallen Stones" (40.01 acres)

alt This Late Classic ceremonial center is noted for its unusual style of construction distinctive of southern Belize. The large pyramids and residences are made of dresses stone blocks with no mortar binding them together. The buildings on top of the pyramids were made from perishable materials rather than masonry and hence do not remain. The name is Maya for "Place of Fallen Stones."


Lubaantun is located north of the Colombia River, one mile past the village of San Pedro Colombia, and is accessible by public transportation. From Belmopan, take the Hummingbird Highway for 45 miles to the junction of the Southern Highway Exit.  Turn right unto the Southern Highway and travel an additional 70 miles (2 hours) until you reach the Silver Creek cut off.  Travel through the villages of San Miguel and San Pedro Columbia. Exit right on the all weather gravel road and continue for about 1 1/2 miles until you reach the reserve.

Opening Hours

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

Fees & reservations

Belizeans: $5.00
Non-Belizeans: $10.00
Belizeans enter FREE on Sundays and Public and Bank Holidays
School groups, Government Officials. church Groups need to contact the ia Office prior to their visit for official pass.


Free Parking

Visitors Center
& Museum



Flora & Fauna

Filming Permits

All Commercial Filming requires a Film Permit. For further information contact the Institute of Archaeology.
Wedding Ceremonies – Fee & Permit required contact the Institute of Archaeology.

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