Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Cayo

4.9
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Belize
Observe the unbelievable ancient structures at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, a site of ancient Mayan civilization and commerce. Contemplate the site's largest structure, a pyramid standing at a staggering 40 m (130 ft) tall, and climb to its summit for amazing vistas across the jungle. Consider taking a guided tour for for a more illuminating visit, helping you to absorb extra knowledge about the fascinating Mayan civilization. Don’t forget your camera and sunscreen, and keep you ears open for the sound of howler monkeys bellowing from the jungle canopy. Use our Cayo road trip website to visit Xunantunich Mayan Ruins on your trip to Cayo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • What a fabulous place. We didn’t bother with a guide. We just caught a taxi and wandered around the ruins. There is a great educational section in the visitors center which is worth checking out so yo...  more »
  • Mayan ruins in good condition, near the border with Guatemala. It closes early and it is necessary to cross the river in a boat that stops circulating shortly after the ruins close. It is possible to have a beautiful view of the surrounding area of the ruins. It's worth a visit
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  • Was very hot and a serious climb, DO NOT GO if you are not in good shape. Climb to the top is no picnic. Be careful
  • Really great spot. Very special place and very interesting to learn about the ancient Mayan societies. Great views and spectacular climbing. Loved it.
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