"Lamanai: Majestic Ruins via the New River" Lamanai by LostBoyPN

Lamanai Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 77 photos

The Long Trip is Well Worth it

From San Pedro, it took about 2 1/2 hours to get to Lamanai, but it was well worth it. The price of the day trip ($135 US) was high, but it was money well spent. First you take a boat to get to the mainland. Then you ride in a van along a bumpy road 'til you get the next stop to hop on another boat taking you up the New River. Alas you reach Lamanai and you're on foot through the ruins. I was placed with a group of "birders" from Oregon which actually made it a lot of fun 'cause we stopped for every bird we could. We saw 61 different species including my personal favorite, a Toucan.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A taste of the history of Mayan life, along with plenty of jungle sights
  • Cons:Long day trip from Northern Cayes
  • In a nutshell:Do it, you won't regret it.
  • Last visit to Lamanai: Feb 2005
  • Intro Written Mar 1, 2005
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM

    We're going to be staying near here in November - looks fantastic. Thanks for the great travelogue!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2005 at 4:35 PM

    An excellent travelogue of your trip to the pyramids! Mangroves, boat rides, birds, jungles, historic ruins and Belikin beers at 8:30 AM - how could it get any better!!??


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