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Xunantunich

Cayo District | Southwest of San Ignacio, Belize
+501 625-6976
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Ranked #4 of 38 Attractions in Cayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Description: This Mayan ruin features a 130-foot tall pyramid and impressive stone carvings.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The ruins are wonderul, you can climb them the view is great, the price of admission was affordable. Definetly a must visit. You will like it.

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San Ignacio, Belize
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Was thrilled to see an entire family of howlers feasting on the ripening all spice at the entrance to the site. Even spotted a few spider monkeys and a grey fox. Definitely worth the while getting there early on this occasion. The new visitors centre is a pleasant and welcome addition and definitely worth visiting.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great tour. Being able to see and climb on a truly unique feature is amazing, Our guide was an Archaeologist himself who gave a very knowledgeable account of what life would have been like when the Mayan's were there, explaining each building in turn (there were many to explore), getting there was different too, crossing a river on a hand... More

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Placencia, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Xunantunich is one of the must beautiful site that is very spectacular you can see for miles around you can get a good look of Guatemala from the summit, it is a must see if you are in Belize

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Clifton Park, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

From the top you can see Guatemala. We didn't use a tour guide, but did stop at the info center at the bottom to learn as much as we could on our own before wandering around the ruins. The hand cranked ferry on the way there is well worth the experience. You must be able to walk and climb steep... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is by far the best Mayan Site around. It is one of the few pyramids you can still climb and too my knowledge, this is the only Mayan pyramid where the steps do not go all the way to the top. This is a truly unique architectural feature. Incredible views. Great location. Charming people...All in all it is definitely... More

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Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Its one of the most see Maya site in Belize. Best part of it is that right about entering the hand cranked ferry leading to the Maya Site, you can hire local Maya Guides that operate in the Area. One of the Greaat Guides is Eusebio Valdez. Very knowledgeable in Maya History.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

These ruins are much closer than Tikal when you're staying in Belize, and definitely worth seeing. The view from the top is breath-taking, and the guide does a great job of giving you the context of what Mayan society would have spanned to in the area when the palace was functioning. Very cool location.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After reading through a mountain of information while planning our holiday we came across a large section about getting married in Belize. One of the more popular spots inland was Xunantunich. The seed was planted and we began planning our wedding with the help of our resort where we booked. We were lucky to have a clear day albeit a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We booked this tour as an excursion during a Western Caribean Carnival Cruise. Disembarking from the cruise ship and transferring to the tour bus was efficient and well organized. The bus ride to the ruins was about 2 hours from, Belaize City, but the 2 Belizean tour guides kept us entertained with useful information about the country of Belize. We... More

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