The “Maiden of the Rock” is a Classic period ceremonial center, with large plazas ringed with pyramids. The center is composed of six major plazas highlighting the steep but short, 130ft climb to the top of “El Castillo”, the main temple at Xunantunich ruins.

Location: Succotz Village, Western Highway
Level: Easy – Moderate (some walking & stair climbing)

DEPARTURE Tour departs at 8:00am from Belize City
bring along sunshades, cap, sunblock, bug spray , Sun lotion


Tour transfers
Park Fees
Tour Gear
Guided Tour
  • Please don’t bring along expensive or priceless items that could get lost or damaged on the tour

History of Xunantunich

 xunantunich_mayan_ruinsThis Classic Period site provides an impressive view of the entire river valley. The site core occupies only 300 square meters but the periphery covers several square kilometers. El Castillo, the partially excavated and largest pyramid rises 130 feet above the main plaza and offers an impressive view of the Cayo District and nearby Guatemala.

Visiting Xunantunich

20 minutes drive from San Ignacio Town will take you to Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Meaning “Maiden of the Rock” which is located on the Western Highway across the river. The ceremonial center is only 1 mile away after crossing the ferry on the Mopan River at San Jose Succutz.