Some well-known and historically significant pre-Columbian Maya archaeological sites are found in Belize, considered part of the southern Maya lowlands of the Mesoamerican culture area. The sites found here were occupied until the arrival of the Spanish.
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The Maya Biosphere Reserve in the Petén region of northern Guatemala and the Maya Forest of Belize and Mexico represents one of the largest areas of tropical forest north of the Amazon and the northernmost in the Western Hemisphere.
The Maya Mountains are a range of hills in west-central Belize that take their name from the Maya people who built great centers in the region. The Cockscomb Range is a spur of the Maya Mountains and includes Victoria Peak, a national monument of Belize.
The Maya region is the largest in Mesoamerica. As such, it encompasses a vast and varied landscape within present-day Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico, from the mountainous areas of the Sierra Madre to the semi-arid plains of northern Yucatán.
Maya Site of Copán, World Heritage Site (Honduras) The Editor Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:22
Discovered in 1570, the ruins of Copán in western Honduras are one of the most important sites of the Mayan civilization. The ruined citadel and imposing public squares reveal the three main stages of development before the city was abandoned in the early 10th century.
The Petén Basin of northern Guatemala and southeastern Mexico is a geographical subregion of Mesoamerica and was a center of Maya civilizations. The Maya Forest, which includes Belize, is the second-largest remaining tropical rainforest in the Americas.