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  • Altun Ha site of the Mayan Ruins in Belize. July 2009.
  • On top of the highest structure on Altun Ha in Belize. July 2009.
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There's something innately seductive about Belize. It may be the way the country's name rolls carelessly off your tongue, or the allure of sun-kissed bodies reclining, languidly along idyllic sandy beaches.

Perhaps it's the enticingly slow pace of life that encourages you to savour every moment you spend in Belize and then rocks you to sleep at night like a baby. Indulge in the diving, snorkelling and sailing of Placencia, known for having the best beaches in Belize, a country known for the kind of beaches we dream about. Tempt your adventurous side with a taste of San Ignacio's waterfalls, Mayan ruins and caves. Whatever your tastes, photos of Belize should be enough to draw you in for a closer look.

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Belize's warm, dry season runs from November to April. This is perfect for visitors who want to escape the cold of the winter months and top up their tan. June begins the rainy season when a daily afternoon shower is guaranteed. August, September and…

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We visited Altun Ha. I'll have to post photos on here shortly.

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That would be excellent, thanks. Did you write a review of it anywhere? I've not heard of that one before. I'm going in May.

Mayan Ruins of Belize

Gorgeous. I felt like I was in a screensaver. I followed a tour guide on a long bus ride to location. Along the way, I really got to see how people lived in Belize. The mosquitoes were horrible, yet it was early July when I visited. Bring bottles and bottles of repellent.

We began with the bus ride, followed the route of the Mayans and climbed to the top of the highest one. Our tour guide was a Mayan descendant, which was great - very informative. We ate lunch before heading back on boat via the River Wallace. We were able to locate many native trees and animal species along the way.

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Which ruins did you go to on your tour Amanda? Did you leave from Belize City?

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