The Balam Escape property has remained uninhabited and in relatively pristine condition since the Golden Age of the Mayan Indians around 900 AD. In fact, several Mayan pyramids still stand deep in the jungle of the property, and although they have not yet "officially" been discovered, early archeology surveys have noted them to be magnificent examples of Mayan architecture. The property and nearby lands are dotted with Mayan ruins, from relic household dwellings to 95-foot temples, along with countless artifacts, such as stone altars, weapons, and tools, much of which is simply waiting for its mystique to be uncovered.
The country of Belize is famous for its Mayan ruins. The most famous among the discovered Mayan sites in Belize are listed below.
- Altun Ha ("Water on the Rock") in the Belize District
- Cahal Pech ("Place of Ticks") in the Cayo District
- Caracol ("Snail") in the Cayo District
- Lamanai ("Submerged Crocodile") in the Orange Walk District
- Lubaantun ("Place of the Fallen Stones") in the Toledo District
- Nim Li Punit ("The Big Hat") in the Toledo District
- Xunantunich ("Maiden of the Rock") in the Cayo District
Mayan Cave Sites
- Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in the Cayo District
- Chech-hem-ha Cave in the Cayo District