Belize’s Lamanai Mayan ruins are surrounded by the jungle’s thick vegetation. And in case you didn’t know, the word Lamanai comes from the Maya term “submerged crocodile” -- a nod to the reptiles that live along the banks of the New River.
Guide to the Mayan Site Lamanai in Belize. Lamanai, located on the New River in Orange Walk District, is known for being the longest continually-occupied site in Mesoamerica. Visit the Jaguar Temple, The High Temple, The MAsk Temple and the Ballcourt.