After a quick 10-minute flight into Belize City, your adventure begins with a scenic drive up the Western Highway to the Cayo (pronounced Ky-o) District. Xunantunich (Maya for “Maiden of the Rock”) sits just inside the Western border of Belize.
San Ignacio is a great place to spend a few days, as it makes a wonderful base to visit incredible sites in Belize such as ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal), Xunantunich and Caracol, and Cahal Pech which is on top of the hill in San Ignacio. On top of that, there's the advantage of being so close to the Guatemalan border, that a day trip to one of the most impressive Mayan sites in the world, Tikal, is a must.
With so many different habitats packed into such a tiny country, it's no surprise that Belize is a paradise for Birdwatchers.
Of all the awesome Belize Maya sites, Caracol would have to be one of the top in terms of importance and grandeur.
This is a wonderful excursion, particularly if you have kids. They will love every minute of it. You can start your trip by flying from San Pedro to the mainland or you can take a water taxi. At the mainland, an air-conditioned car or van will pick you up, and toget…
The scenic and peaceful Macal River drains the Maya Mountain and form one of the longest river system in the country.