Altun Ha (Rockstone Water) is the nearest major Maya ruin from the Lodge. Altun Ha was a major trading center during the Classic Period. The famous jade head of the Mayan sun god, Kinich Ahau, was uncovered here. This site is a birder’s paradise. Belize City is the old capital of British Honduras and is situated on the coast and is surrounded by mangroves. It is still the busiest and largest population center in Belize. The Swing Bridge, St. John’s Cathedral, Foreshore, Courthouse, Baron Bliss Lighthouse, & Princess Margaret Drive are areas of interest. You will also have a chance to visit the Old Majesty’s Prison which has been converted into a wonderful museum. This is also a great time to shop for souvenirs.