The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is over 100K acres of pine trees in an otherwise tropical country. If you have a day or two, it’s well worth visiting some of the hidden gems in the area: Caracol Mayan ruins, Big Rock Falls, Rio-On Pools, and Rio Frio Cave.
Tag: Mayan ruins
Some helpful tips to planning your day trip to Caracol, including information about that scary-sounding military escort.
A must-see beautiful Mayan site hidden away in the Guatemalan jungle. Come for the ruins, stay for the beautiful surrounding forest.
Day 3 in Belize included a full day tour to Guatemala’s awesome Tikal Mayan ruins, then saw us back in San Ignacio for a mediocre dinner but great company and conversation.
A great launching point to visit nearby Mayan sites and to get lost in the beautiful nature of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. The town of San Ignacio also offers opportunities for souvenir shopping and a growing number of restaurants.
A small archaeological site with forest charm. Take an hour out of your day to visit this little peaceful haven and get lost amidst the nooks and crannies of its ancient structures.
An accessible excavated Mayan site just half an hour from San Ignacio. Take a hand-cranked ferry across the river to view the star of the show: El Castillo pyramid.
Day 2 had us driving from Belize City to San Ignacio, listening to Latinized Western Christmas tunes on the radio, visiting Dick Head coconut stand, fitting in local Mayan ruins Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, as well as catching a beautiful sunset in the hills.