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Caracol Mayan Ruins – A Unique Mayan City to Visit in Belize

The Amazing Ruins of Caracol in Belize Known by the Maya as Uxwitza, a term meaning “Three Water Hill,” the city fell into ruins many centuries ago but was discovered by a Belizean logger in 1937. Renamed by the British to Caracol, the Spanish word for “snail” due to the spiraling ascent to the site, […]

Salt: Mover and shaker in ancient Maya society

A team led by Professor Heather McKillop of Lousiana State University (LSU) has just discovered conclusive proof that the ancient Maya were producing, storing, and trading vast quantities of salt. The LSU archeological team began excavating the Paynes Creek area in southeastern Belize in 2004. Now submerged by brackish seawater, the site was once on […]

10 Incredible Photos of Caracol Maya Ruins in Belize

Caracol is the largest known Maya Ruin in Belize The largest Maya city ever excavated in Belize, Caracol is a huge site that features majestic temples that modern visitors can climb to enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding Chiquibul forest reserve. Still an active archeological site, Caracol has revealed many of its treasures but […]

12 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Tikal Maya Ruins

Tikal is just two hours away from the Belizean border and remains one of the most popular attractions in Guatemala. Almost any traveler who visits the western part of Belize (San Ignacio Town) travels to Guatemala for the day to visit this majestic Maya site. Located in the Peten Region of Guatemala, Tikal is an […]

5 Incredible Images of Xunantunich Maya Ruins in San Ignacio Belize

Xunantunich in Maya means “Stone Woman” or “Maiden of the Rock” and is an impressive and magnificent archaeological site that is located outside San Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize. About Xunantunich Maya Ruins The ruins of Xunantunich (the “Xu” is pronounced like “shoe”) is one of Belize’s most popular Maya sites. Located about […]

Top 5 Things to See & Do in San Ignacio Cayo

A list of our 5 favorite things to see and do in San Ignacio Belize Ask any traveler who visits western Belize what are the five most popular tours in the area and they will say The ATM Cave, Cahal Pech Maya Ruins, Xunantunich, the Mountain Pine Ridge and Barton Creek Cave. These five tours […]

The best Mayan Ruins to visit in Belize

Top Ten Maya Sites To Visit In Belize The Most Exotic Mayan Ruins to visit in Belize Making a pilgrimage to Belize to visit the top Mayan ruins isn’t just a great idea but a promise you make to yourself if this society fascinates you. Stay at Cahal Pech Village Resort to be in close […]

Here’s Why You Should Explore Barton Creek Cave in Belize

Barton Creek Cave is a natural cave in Belize Barton Creek Cave is not only the largest river cave in Belize but also a popular tourist destination in the Cayo District. According to recent research, Barton Creek contains a wealth of information in understanding caves in Maya culture. The artifacts that were unearthed for example, […]

Actun Tunichil Muknal

Ranked the number one sacred cave site in the world by National Geographic Society in 2012, Actun Tunichil Muknal, whose English translation means Cave of the Stone Sepulcher, is one of the premier tourist destinations in Belize. During the last 15 years, the site has been featured in numerous, world-class television documentaries and magazines like […]

El Pilar, a Great Maya Site to Visit in Belize

The ancient Maya ruins of El Pilar are some of the most magnificent in the country. Spread out across 120 acres (48 hectares), El Pilar lies just east of the border with Guatemala, situated some seven miles (12 km) north of San Ignacio. The original name of El Pilar is unknown and the current name […]

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