Xunantunich Ruins – Belize’s Maya ruins
You can find ancient Mayan ruins all across Central America. Compared to its neighbors in Guatemala, Mexiko and Honduras, the ruins of Xunantunich are a lot smaller and less visited. As with many Maya ruins, it’s advisable to take a guide to get a full understanding.
However, if you are also short on cash, you can easily discover the ruins of Xunantunich by yourself. The ruins are located in the village of San Jose Succotz easily accessible by bus. The ruins are located on the other side of the river. We crossed the river with a ferry (its free). The ruins cost 10 $BZ to enter and make up for a great half day trip. We followed the recommendations of our hostel and took our swimsuits with us. After visiting the ruins, we dipped into the river for refreshment.
It was late afternoon by the time we very ready to head back to San Ignacio. We got off at the gas station and accidentally wandered towards Cahal Pech Resort Hotel. While it was the wrong direction to our hostel, we got to see a fantastic sunset from there!