Tucked inside the Chiquibul Forest is one of the most important Mayan ruins in Belize: Caracol.
Half the fun of visiting Lamanai, an area with Mayan ruins that were inhabited for more than 3,000 years, is getting here.
It's about an hour's drive north of Belize City – the perfect day trip for tourists on short weekend getaways.
Hop aboard a free hand-cranked cable ferry from San José Succotz over the Mopan River.
The hilltop location of Cahal Pech gives tourists panoramic vistas of San Ignacio and the Belize River Valley.
Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor by digging into the flavorful Mayan lunch.
Want to see some Mayan ruins in Belize that haven't found their way onto the radar of most tourists yet?
Rather than hiding in a twisted jungle, the decaying structures stand out against the turquoise sea and bright blue sky.
In addition to Cerros, another remarkable Mayan ruin to visit from Corozal Town is Santa Rita.
If you're in the Toledo District, it's worth making a trip to the village of Indian Creek to see the Mayan ruins of Nim Li Punit.