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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins in San Ignacio, Belize
From Xunantunich we rode our motorcycles back to San Ignacio to visit the Cahal Pech Maya Ruins. I had first thought that we would just walk to the ruins from our hotel since they are close to downtown, BUT they are on top of a very steep hill. These ruins are different from most others in that they have many doors, rooms and passage ways.
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins in San Ignacio, Belize
Bridge in San Ignacio, Belize
We rode our motorcycles over the bridge in San Ignacio one last time and headed east to stay at the Warrie Head Resort. They have huge, beautiful grounds and a very good restaurant. The new owners are very friendly and the rooms are good and clean. Unfortunately they only have a 6'x10' above ground pool. Warrie Head Resort, Belize
Sauce & Ice, Belize
Then we rode our motorcycles down the hummingbird highway towards Punta Gorda. On the way we stopped for a tasty lunch at Sauce & Ice. Further down the road the clouds turned darker and darker. Before we reached Punta Gorda we got properly drenched by a tropical downpour. tropical downpour
Punta Gorda, Belize
In Punta Gorda we stayed at The Sea Front Inn, a well worn hotel at the edge of town. Before Covid it had a highly rated restaurant, which is still close in Feb 2023. Right next door is a small restaurant with decent food.
The actual town of Punta Gorda, Belize also hasn't quite recovered from Covid yet. Several restaurants that are listed in the latest Lonely Planet guide are closed for good.
Punta Gorda, Belize
Nim Li Punit Mayan Ruins, Belize
Jayne decided she needed a day off. So, she stayed in Punta Gorda while I went on the motorcycle to see a coupe of more Mayan ruins. My first stop was at Nim Li Punit, which is not far from the highway. This site is relatively small but what makes it different from others are the carved standing stones. Nim Li Punit Mayan Ruins, Belize
dirt and gravel back roads in Belize
The second site I wanted to go to is a little further from the highway. I enjoyed riding on dirt and gravel back roads through small Mayan villages. Most of the houses in these villages are traditional wooden huts with thatched roofs and mud floors.
dirt and gravel back roads in Belize
Lubaantun Mayan Ruins in Belize
The second site was Lubaantun Mayan Ruins. It's also a little smaller site and this one is again different from others in that it was built entirely without the use of mortar. All rocks are just laid on top of each other. Very interesting site though. Lubaantun Mayan Ruins in Belize