Among all the ancient Mayan sites of Belize, Xunantunich is the most spectacular and therefore the most acknowledged.
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Approximately 25 buildings (mostly temples and palaces) are included in this once major settlement, situated in the Cayo province. The most grand object in the site is the main pyramid, “El Castillo”. It is 40 meters high and from the top of it, a truly stunning panorama view to the archaeological site and the jungle can be seen. Like all the other structures in Xunantunich, El Castillo can also be climbed up. Besides hiking, horseback ride is another great option for the exploration of this unbelievable site.