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Lubaantun

The guide on site was very helpful with our group of 9 in explaining the artifacts in the one room... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
tdbmdpa
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Tallassee, Tennessee
Cool site that was NOT crowded.

Visited lubaantun last month and was very pleased. It's a cool site and the in a neat setting... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Erik E
,
Omaha, Nebraska
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The largest Mayan ruin in Southern Belize, dated to 700-900 AD, includes carefully cut limestone blocks which needed no mortar to hold them together.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“fallen stones” (8 reviews)
“mayan ruins” (10 reviews)
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1.5 miles from San Pedro Columbia, Belize
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The guide on site was very helpful with our group of 9 in explaining the artifacts in the one room museum that is on site.The meaning of Lubaatun is “Place of the Fallen Stones”. There are a lot of fallen stones here.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Visited lubaantun last month and was very pleased. It's a cool site and the in a neat setting. There are not dramatic temples here, but it does have a number of interesting sites (ball courts and open plazas) between the larger structures. There were virtually...More

Thank Erik E
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

If you are into history I would recommend this place. My group booked this through Cotton Tree Lodge where we were staying. These ruins were blown up by dynamite so you have to be careful where you step at times.

Thank Kat H
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Maybe I’m jaded having seen numerous Mayan ruins but I didn’t find this to be anything special considering the 7 miles of dirt road you have to travel to get here. If you are deciding between Lubantuun and Nim Il Punit go to Nim I’ll...More

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I was recently at El Pilar and preferred that ruin still this is worth a visit. I was the first person there at 10am and had the place to myself. Apparently the Crystal Skull was found here so that is a cool story to go...More

Thank DaleL943
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Out of all the ruins you can see in a close proximity to Placencia, lubaantun is the best. However - there are much cooler ruins in Belize to see that are closer to Belize city. I enjoyed the sites but next time I go -...More

Thank Errol L
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I wish I had planned more time for this. So many different building sites, its hard to imagine what the area would have looked like when they were all standing. I definitely felt like it was worth the trip from Placencia and would love to...More

1  Thank OldIrishCurmudgeon
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We first visited Lubaantun in the 1999 and it was magical. Well, it is still magical while being a little more accessible these days. A recent revitalization includes easily navigable steps with rails, bathrooms, and a vendor pavilion. Plus a 4 wheel drive vehicle is...More

1  Thank Wilma L
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

The drive in to these ruins was definitely interesting due to the recent rains. They're in a really beautiful setting with lots of mature trees. The drive in is accessible from 2 different points off the highway. We came in by Silver Creek and through...More

1  Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

When I heard that the translation of Lubaantun means "place of fallen stones" in Mayan I wasn't expecting much. But I can definitely say that I was surprised at the vastness of this site. I would rate this higher than Nim Li Punit and worth...More

2  Thank mcflytfc
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