Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Belize (with Map & Photos)

Xunantunich in Belize - the ancient structures of the Maya tribe. A wonderful place that attracts tourists with its secrets.


What is Xunantunich?

The main art of Xunantunich is the pyramid of El Castillo (5th century AD), 40 meters high (13-storey house). While witnessing the bloodshed of the victims, many witnesses saw with their own eyes the whiteness of the white women. Look at both!

There are no restrictions for tourists - you can conquer any pyramids. But keep in mind your safety: the main pyramid has a very rapid ascent, there are turns, there are no obstacles, the platform at the top is small, flat and smooth, it can lead to pedestrians!


How to get there?

Xunantunich is located in the Belize district of Cayo, near the Mopan River. The distance to Belize is 130 km. Nearby is the Guatemalan border.

  • The best way to get to Xunantunich is by car. The route is the city of San Ignacio. 6-7 km (or 7 minutes) to cross the Mopan River with armpits (free of charge, open from 07:30 to 16:00, it may not work from time to time during the rainy season). You can go by car or car. After the ferry - 3 km (30 min walk) to the last place. Walking will not be easy - the road begins.


  • Another way to get to the devastated areas: buses (buses, private traders) reach the village near the border. Further - similar to San Ignacio and Xunantunich. The bus stop is steam.
  • If you are traveling on a cruise liner, you can take a tour of Belize to Xunantunich (this time organized and quiet). The duration of the tour is 7 hours (including about 2 hours per trip). If the group is not late for the liner - you can wait! If you are alone - there is no time to return on time, without risk, without you.

To warn the tourist

  1. You will see many monkey mushrooms in the surrounding forests. There are iguanas in the trees near the river.
  2. There are small souvenir shops in the parking lot of the ferry lake, where you can buy bags with Maya patterns and other pleasant moments.

Xunantunich Map