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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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12 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Located on the banks of the Mopan River approximately 80 miles west of Belize City, Xunantunich is one of the most interesting Mayan sites in Belize. Abandoned by its original inhabitants approximately a thousand years ago, the city was reclaimed by the jungle until the archeologist Thomas Gann began excavations in 1892. Recent high-tech scans […]

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Explore Belize’s Mayan Ruins, Pyramids & Palaces

  Belize, located between the Central American nations of Guatemala and Mexico, has a long coastline fronting the Caribbean Sea. More than half of Belize is composed of natural parks and nature preserves. Inside these beautifully pristine areas lie the ancient ruins of the once-mighty Mayan Empire, with cities, temples, and plazas dating back thousands […]

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Ancient Maya Tomb in Belize

Exploring Cahal Pech in San Ignacio Belize

In this video, John Pedroza explores the royal and majestic Palace of Cahal Pech Maya Ruins in San Ignacio. Here is how he described Cahal Pech Maya Ruins: The name Cahal Pech means “Place of Ticks” (probably has something to do with the ads at the stadium). That was the name given to the site […]

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Photo of the day: Caracol Maya Ruins

Today's photo of the day is of Caracol Maya Ruins. Uxwitza or “Three Water Hill” was the ancient Maya name of Caracol and its early classic name was Ux Witz Ajaw or “Three Hills Lord”. It was A.H. Anderson, the Archaeological Commissioner for Belize that named this Maya Ruin Caracol in 1938. Caracol means “snail” […]

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