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Nim Li Punit (Big Hat)

Near Indian Creek and Golden Stream, Belize
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Small site but beautiful

We used Discounted Beluze Shuttles & Tours to drive our group of 7 to Nim Li Punit and an added... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jeanHarr
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Site of the Mayan Chocolate Festival in May

The ruins at Nim Li Punit are themselves not that impressive, though it is obviously an active... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tanya_Take_Two
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Caribbean
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This Mayan site is known for its 25 intricately carved stelae, including a figure wearing a large headdress ("Big Hat").
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“ball court” (13 reviews)
“nim li punit” (22 reviews)
“mayan ruins” (11 reviews)
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Near Indian Creek and Golden Stream, Belize
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used Discounted Beluze Shuttles & Tours to drive our group of 7 to Nim Li Punit and an added bonus was that Julian our driver is certified in Mayan site tour guiding. It is one of the smaller sites but very beautiful and has...More

Thank jeanHarr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins at Nim Li Punit are themselves not that impressive, though it is obviously an active archeological dig site. The grounds of the park are shady and beautiful, well-maintained and easy to explore, with signs in English and maps explaining the various buildings, tombs,...More

Thank Tanya_Take_Two
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the site for the Chocolate Festival of Belize 2018 and were impressed by how well the grounds were kept. It is a relatively small ruin in comparison to others in Belize but it is very unique and has many tombs and a spectacular...More

Thank Amina B
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We toured this ruin with Israel from Truly Wild Belize out of Placencia. Very knowledgeable young man who gave us a great tour of the ruin. Artifacts are well marked, current excavation is taking place and the trails and walkways are gradual allowing any age...More

Thank sandigrandma
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Nim Li Punit is located in the remote parts of Toledo Belize. This is the better part of the country. Enjoy the moment as you reflect back in time of the ancient Mayans. Get a chance to see ancient open tombs. This tour is remarkable.

Thank H2oTierra
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Stopped here after a morning visit to Lubaantun. I really enjoyed it- as it has a totally different character and more developed visitor facilities. Nim Li Punit's claim to fame are the stela with carvings and hieroglyphics on them. The info panels (all in English...More

Thank Erik E
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This was such a great Mayan ruin To visit. It was secluded and private. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Thank WVherd82
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Spent a few hours at these Mayan ruins and enjoyed every minute of our tour - our guide was so knowledgeable. The information that he gave was so interesting. It's amazing how much of these ruins have been preserved. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Wonderful 1 hour drive on good road, going by banana plantations and native Belizian housing. Great guides take you through the site which includes ball court, tombs and artifacts. Wear good shoes. I would go again!

Thank raymond w
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The views are amazing from here no other ruins in Belize have these views, you can see why the royals were here. The stellae and and the artifacts at the visitors center were pretty awesome as well. Didn’t expect such a special place so close...More

Thank Rob S
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Response from andmar | Reviewed this property |
We were on an Oceania tour but as they are owned by NCL I assume they use the same local tour company. There was no food stop but it isn't a full day tour (I think it was about 4 hours in total) so were back in time to eat... More
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