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Tulum Ruins: One of the Last Maya Sites

Tulum Ruins: One of the Last Maya Sites

In 2018 the spectacular ruins of Tulum became the second most visited archeological site in Mexico surpassing Chichén Itzá. Over seventy-five perc...
Caracol: The Largest Mayan Ruin in Belize

Caracol: The Largest Mayan Ruin in Belize

One unavoidable part of travel is the ever-present salesmen and women hawking their touristy goods and guided tours. As seasoned globe trekkers, we...
Xunantunich

Xunantunich

Local legend tells of a beautiful Maya maiden dressed in traditional garb appearing to a local hunter in the 1800's. She was illuminated by rays of light as she beckoned him into the mouth of a large cavern. Frightened, the man ran back to his village. Since then...
Belize Barrier Reef

Belize Barrier Reef

A 190-mile long section of the second largest reef system in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef includes 7 marine reserves, 350 cayes and 3 atolls....
Cahal Pech

Cahal Pech

“All is silent and calm. Hushed and empty is the womb of the sky. THESE, then, are the first words, the first speech.” Thus begins The Popol Vuh, the Maya creation myth. A terrific tale relating how all things came into being. The Mighty Maya history spans 
The Cayo District

The Cayo District

The wild west region of Belize is celebrated as The Cayo District. The term 'wild' refers to the natural beauty of the lush jungle mountains and to the exciting opportunities for adventure.