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Santa Rita Review

Not far from Corozal are several Mayan sites. The closest, Santa Rita, is a short walk from the town's center. It's on a low hill across from the Coca-Cola plant at the north end of town. Only a few of its structures have been excavated, so it takes some imagination to picture this settlement, founded around 1500 BC, as one of the district's major trading centers. The government of Belize in 2012 designated Santa Rita as an official "Wedding Gardens of Belize," and there are plans for facilities for weddings. In December 2012, a reenactment of the wedding of Tzazil-Ha, a Mayan princess, and Gonzalo Guerrero, a Spanish conquistador, was held here. At this writing the Belize Institute of Archeology has plans to build a visitor center.

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  • Address: Santa Rita, near Corozal Hospital and Coca-Cola plant Corozal Town
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Corozal Town
Updated: 09-12-2013

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