What is the Best Way to Experience Altun Ha?
For national monuments (such as Altun Ha), the Belize Government requires that you be accompanied by a licensed-trained tour guide. This is not only for your safety, but the governments way of protecting their historical monuments.
What is the Best Time of Year to Visit?
Altun Ha is open year-round and like all open air sites, you’ll be exposed to that season’s weather fluctuations. Take advantage of lower accommodation, airfare and attraction prices during low season and you’ll not only come away from Altun Ha filled with wonder, but your wallet won’t be empty.
What is the Best Way to Reach Altun Ha?
Is your vehicle designed to traverse unpaved road? You’re ready for the trip. On the other hand, you can emulate the lifestyle of the wealthy inhabitants of Altun Ha by letting someone else drive you here. Tour companies, private contractors and resort staff are happy to arrange formal tours that include transport, though budget-minded tourists who don’t mind a two-mile walk can catch a daily bus from Belize City, get off at Lucky Strike village and follow signs to Altun Ha.
Where is Altun Ha located in Belize?
Altun Ha is situated 31 miles north of Belize City along the Old Northern Highway and about 6 miles west of the Caribbean Sea shoreline. Drive the Northern Highway for about 1/2 hour, just after passing the Sandhill Village. Take the Old Norther Highway on your left for 14 miles. On your left take the Rockstone Pond Road towards the reserve for 2 miles. This two miles isn’t paved, so prepare for a bumpy ride.