Maya Mountains

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Maya Mountains
Montañas Mayas
Maya Mountains, Cayo District, Belize.jpg
Maya Mountains during clear conditions
Highest point
Peak Doyle's Delight
Elevation 1,124 m (3,688 ft)
Coordinates 16°29′39″N 89°2′45″W / 16.49417°N 89.04583°W / 16.49417; -89.04583Coordinates: 16°29′39″N 89°2′45″W / 16.49417°N 89.04583°W / 16.49417; -89.04583
Countries Belize and Guatemala
Age of rock Mesozoic (Cretaceous)
Type of rock Karstic

The Maya Mountains are a mountain range located in Belize and eastern Guatemala, in Central America.


The range's highest peaks are Doyle's Delight at 1,124 metres (3,688 ft), and Victoria Peak at 1,120 metres (3,670 ft).

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a notable nature reserve within the range.


The mountains are mainly made of Paleozoic era granite and sediments.

The Maya Mountains and associated foothills contain a number of important Mayan ruins including the sites of Lubaantun,[1] Nim Li Punit, Cahal Pech,[2] and Chaa Creek.

Maya Mountains, with Victoria Peak in the center.

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