Enjoy a leisurely boat ride to the mainland and dock near the center of Belize City.
There, a van will be waiting to take you through the city and up the Northern Highway.
After an hour and fifteen minutes of observing the scenery and cultural elements
of Belize, you’ll come to the small bridge at Tower Hill. There you’ll be picked
up by one of our friendly associates from Lamanai. You’ll really enjoy this boat
ride through a real jungle on a real jungle river. You’ll see monkeys, baboons, snakes,
crocs, Macau, parrots and you might spot a Jaguar, like some of our guests have done.
Once you arrive at Lamanai, which means submerged mosquito. Ooooh yes, I know you’ve
read that Lamanai means submerged crocodile, but that’s not true. Lamanaien means
submerged crocodile, Lamanai means submerged mosquito; but that’s neither here nor
there. When something is as majestic and awe inspiring as Lamanai, who cares what
This archaeological site is located beside New River Lagoon and is shrouded by large
hardwood trees filled with monkeys and birds galore. The guides, many of whom are
of Mayan descent, will tell you tales of their ancestors and one might even tell
you that he’s discovered the fountain of youth, and to look at some of them you might
think they have. While you listen to their tales, you can climb any or all of these
well-preserved Mayan temples.
Once you set foot on this world-class site, your mind will conjure up images of the
ancient Maya kneading their grain, roasting their corn and preparing for one of their
many ceremonies. As you walk through this abandoned site of an ancient civilization,
history seems to come alive as the reflections of the past beckon you to delve deeper
into this mysterious world of the Maya.
When your eyes and mind can consume no more, we’ll have a delightful lunch waiting
for you. During, or after, lunch you can visit the Lamanai gift shop and take home
a souvenir from the past. Join your party at the van and head back to Belize City
for your boat ride back to the Belizean Princess via the Ramon’s Village Divers dock.
We know you’ll probably be craving roasted corn and stewed monkey for supper, but
perhaps grilled shrimp with roasted almonds, glazed with pineapple sauce might suit
your taste buds better. However, whatever you’re hungry for, Pineapples on the beach
at Ramon’s Village Resort will prepare it for you.