Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 116

PlaceS of Interest Altun Ha In an area 31 miles north of Belize City, surrounded by wildlife including crocodiles, white-tailed deer, coati, armadillos, bats, squirrels and foxes lies the Archaeological Site Altun Ha. This old Maya ceremonial site, believed to date back as far as 200 BC is known to consist of two plazas and thirteen structures including a Temple to the Sun God. Bacab Eco-Park Photo Credit: TripAdvisor As well as being home to Belize’s largest swimming pool, Bacab can also provide visitors with an opportunity to see the local wildlife either by hiking a trail, cycling on horseback or perhaps even by paddling a kayak down the river. The Jungle is nearby for further exploration but less adventurous visitors can opt to relax in hammocks or take a dip in the pool.