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Belmopan

capital of Belize

33km

17.25-88.7675

Tikal

long considered the largest of Maya ruins (although the ongoing investigations of El Mirador may challenge this claim), this huge and impressive ancient Maya site is probably worth the trip to Guatemala by itself. Stay in the park or in nearby Flores the night before in order to organise an early morning trip to Tikal, to see the sun rise over the ruins. Tours are easily organised from the surrounding areas.

62km

17.222-89.623

Placencia Peninsula

peninsula in Belize

97km

16.593889-88.366667

Stann Creek

district of Belize

98km

16.8667-88.2167

Placencia

Placencia is at the southern tip of the resort Placencia peninsula in Belize.

103km

16.51-88.37

Punta Gorda (Belize)

capital and largest town of Toledo District in southern Belize

116km

16.1-88.8

Corozal Town

city in Belize

150km

18.392972-88.388486

Ambergris Caye

large barrier island in the north

154km

18.013947-87.931039

Chiapas

From docks on the Rio Grijalva (the only major river within Mexico) near Tuxtla GutiƩrrez in Chiapas state, tour launches take you into this steep-walled National Park. You'll likely see vast flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and other waterfowl, as well as crocodiles.

380km

16.41-92.408611
Sights

Cahal Pech

The main attraction in the town. Cahal Pech is a smallish set of Mayan ruins that were abandoned around 800-900 AD. There is an indoor museum displaying artifacts, a site plan, and information on the ruins in a regional context. There are, allegedly, guided tours, but these are unneeded, as the site is easy to traverse. The entire site should take 1-2 hours at most for a thorough exploration. Once at the ruins, the site is fairly flat, but Cahal Pech is at the top of the hill overlooking San Ignacio. The walk uphill to it from the main town is quite exhausting and is difficult even from the San Ignacio Resort Hotel on the hill. If you have any disability, or are in poor physical condition, you will want to drive.

2.2km

17.1457-89.0741

Bullet Tree Falls

5.7km

17.168-89.111

Xunantunich

Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize

11km

17.089059-89.141427

Barton Creek Cave

cave in Belize

15km

17.11277778-88.92805556

Caracol

Maya city in Belize

42km

16.76388889-89.1175

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

protected area

64km

16.7162-88.6608

Lamanai

archaeological site in Belize

77km

17.7525-88.65444444

Lubaantun

human settlement

94km

16.28165-88.95945

Seine Bight

Seine Bight is a village on the Placencia Peninsula located in the Stann Creek District of Belize. It is located 2 and a half miles south of Maya Beach Village and North of the village of Placencia. This small village has roughly 1,000 inhabitants, mostly Garifuna people who subsist on fishing, hunting, and homegrown vegetables. The early settlers named their village for their favored fishing tackle, Seine fishing and a bight, a bend or curve in a coastline.

99km

16.56666667-88.36666667

Altun Ha

archaeological site

101km

17.76395-88.347061

Yarborough Cemetery

This cemetery was in use from 1787 to 1896. It was renovated in 1999 and has been designated an archaeological reserve in 2009.

102km

17.488032-88.189813

St. John's Cathedral (Belize City)

An Anglican cathedral that was built in 1812. The cathedral is a landmark of Belize and one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city.

103km

17.48861111-88.18777778

Government House, Belize

Once the residence of the British Governor General, this is now a "House of Culture" that is open for visitors.

103km

17.48833333-88.18666667

Bliss Institute

The largest cultural centre in Belize, it also hosts the National Art Collection of Belize.

103km

17.493477-88.186068

Moho River

river in Belize

119km

16.05984-88.85193

Turneffe Atoll

Atoll off the coast of Belize, Central America

133km

17.33333333-87.86666667

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

139km

17.869-88.003

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San Ignacio (Belize)

Belize
San Ignacio is a small town in the Cayo region of Belize. San Ignacio, or Cayo as it is called, is located on the Macal river, and makes a good and affordable base for exploration of the stunning regions around it, with plenty of day trips to be taken and several decent tour guides willing to take you. It's also an important transit town en route to or from Guatemala.

Personal note

If you see one thing in Belize, see the ATM cave. The whole trip takes 10hrs bring thick socks and change of clothes. Tikal is also easily accessible from here for a 2 day trip.

Sleep in a treehouse at the Parrot Nest lodge in nearby Bullet Tree Falls. From here you can tube down the river.

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