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Address: Cayo District | Southwest of San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: +501 625-6976
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Description: This Mayan ruin features a 130-foot tall pyramid and impressive stone...
This Mayan ruin features a 130-foot tall pyramid and impressive stone carvings.
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wonderful ruin

It was great to see the Mayan history intact and here for us to easily climb. It was wonderful to be with a guide to get the full richness of the ruin.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It was great to see the Mayan history intact and here for us to easily climb. It was wonderful to be with a guide to get the full richness of the ruin.

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Duvall, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The hand cranked ferry was great. The ruins were easy to walk over and up. We visited tis site independently and is easy to do on your own. There are a family of spider monkeys that live on site.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Our tour to and from the site was filled with great scenery and lunch on the way back was wonderful. The highlight was the the actual site. The ability to wander the whole complex, then climb to the top of the highest temple, El Castillo, and see into Guatemala and across the beautiful Belizian countryside. Worth every minute of time... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A short drive from San Ignacio, these Mayan ruins are part of our list of favorites.. After crossing the tiny ferry (tip the guy who is manually pulling you over!) it is a steep walk up (drive if you are not a good walker). The ruins are on the hill and open up to a great view of the surroundings... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Loved the hand-cranked ferry to get across the river. The guys even let my 17 year-old daughter crank us across on the way back. The visitor center had lots of information explaining the Maya cycle of life and other information. We picked up a guide while walking up to the site. We were the first ones on the property--made for... More 

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Yountville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have been fortunate to visit a number of ruins around Southern Mexico and now Belize. These are some of my favorite. Gorgeous location and views all across the valley. Such a peaceful and beautiful site. A good place to take a lunch and tons of places for the kids to run. The site is well kept and clean, there... More 

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Didsbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

could not get into Gautemala so went here ok site with lots of climbing around , you must be fit to reach the to , great view, lots of birds around , liked the ferry ride to get across stream, we went early in morning no one around , stayed over night in St. Elna

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great mayan pyramidal complex nested in a lush tropical setting. Easy accessible and fun to go considering the ferryboat that takes you on the other side of the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We visited Xunantunich while being on a Cruise and were very satisfied with our Tour. The ruins are amazing, so much history, and the view from El Castillo is breathtaking and panoramic! Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Our last day in Cayo, we still hadn't seen an above ground Mayan ruin, so as last minute we decided to go to the near-by Xunantunich - We were staying on the western side of San Ignacio and made it to the Xunantunich ferry in under 10 minutes! We got there at 8 am just as the park was opening... More 

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