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Mayan End of the World Documentary Projects: Filming in Lamanai, Belize

Written on December 17, 2012

Lamanai, Belize

For reporters looking to cover the end of the Mayan calendar event there are dozens of Mayan ruins to choose from. One such location of interest is Lamanai in Belize.

This well preserved site dating back to 1500 B.C played a significant role in the Mayan world.  Excavated structures of note include the beautiful Jaguar, Mask and High Temples. Lamanai is surrounded by lush jungle and overlooks the New River Lagoon, an area full of exotics birds, iguanas and crocodiles.

Belize is generally considered safer than Guatemala and less crowded and less restrictive for filming Mayan ruins than Mexico.

Lamanai is located a short 2 hour drive from Belize City which is home to a good pool of additional crew and equipment should you need them.

The Film Permit takes about a week to process but that can be expedited if necessary. The film permit costs US$250 plus there’s a fee for filming on the site. The National Institute of Culture and History decides that rate.

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