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Getting to Belize’s ‘El Caracol’ is not easy or cheap, but...

Caracol is a large ancient Mayan city located in Belize's Cayo District and just a few kilometers from the Guatemalan border.

Uaxactún, The Lofty Maya City Born of Heaven

Given its location between Tikal and Calakmul, it's no surprise that Uaxactún played a major role in the centuries-long “Star Wars” conflict between these two great powers.

The mysterious past and unique architecture of Cahal Pech

Sitting atop a natural hill high above the banks above the confluence of the Macal and Mopan rivers lay the ruins of one of Belize's most ancient and unique archaeological sites. 

The story of Yaxhá, the grand Maya capital on ‘green lake’

Located on a ridge overlooking a bountiful lake, Yaxhá grew rapidly to become one of the greatest ancient cities of the Petén during the early classical period. 

Mixco Viejo — a late-era Mayan city among the clouds

For people used to the architecture and setting of Mayan archaeological sites in the Yucatán or northern Guatemala, Mixco Viejo is likely to appear as somewhat of an oddity.

Joya de Cerén — The Pompeii of the Americas

The volcano which stood less than one mile from Joya de Cerén, sent huge amounts of debris flying through the air. It ultimately buried the village under four to eight meters (13 to 26 feet) of ash and rock. 

Exploring Tazumal and Casa Blanca in western El Salvador

Though part of the Mayan world, archaeological sites in El Salvador have largely remained unvisited by all but the most avid adventurers. But this tiny country boasts several interesting sites full of unique features and blends of cultural traditions. 

The awe-inspiring beauty of Xunantunich and its lush jungle

Archaeological evidence suggests that Xunantunich was the capital of the Belize Valley, an extremely fertile area for agriculture thanks to the quality of its land and the abundant water of the Mopan River. 

The stunning pre-classical ancient city of Altun Há

The ancient city of Altun Há was once one of the most important Mayan cities in Northern Belize. Today it’s among the most visited attractions in this tiny Central American country, especially by cruisegoers arriving at Belize city's nearby port.

Details emerge about Mérida’s upcoming direct flight to Guatemala

Travelers in Yucatán will soon have a new convenient destination for their getaways, the Central American country of Guatemala.

Copán, the great dynastic Macaw capital of the eastern Maya

Copán is also one of Honduras's most important tourist attractions and one of its few restored archaeological sites.
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