Barton Creek Cave is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Cayo District. In addition to its natural beauty, the site contains a wide range of cultural remains that were left within the cave by the ancient Maya.
Che Chem Ha’s Cave entrance is decorated with Maya motifs and is guarded to prevent looting of hundreds of fully intacts Maya pots.
El Pilar means “pillar” in Spanish and it was named after an army camp in the area. El Pilar is one of Belize’s largest Classic Maya sites with a well-defined ceremonial section including both private and public areas. There are … Read more
The name of the site means “Place of Ticks” in the Yucatecan Maya language. This name was coined in the 1950′s when the area around the site was used for pasture.
The main attraction is the Keel-billed Motmot, which nests in the area. Belize is one of the last outposts where this globally vulnerable species is relatively common. Other notable birds seen at Caracol include Ocellated Turkey, Crested Guan, and Great … Read more
Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre), also known locally as “Xibalba”, was named after the sacrificial chamber within the cave where the remains of a young woman were found. It is one of Belize’s most impressive Maya sites. … Read more