El Pilar and Bullet Tree Falls

El Pilar is a largely undeveloped Mayan site in the jungle about 7 miles past Bullet Tree Falls. With 25 plazas and 70 major structures it’s actually three times the size of Xunantunich but very little of it has been excavated. It’s 500 m from the Guatemalan border. The tour companies don’t generally go thereContinue reading “El Pilar and Bullet Tree Falls”

Day Trips from San Ignacio Belize Xunantunich , San Jose Succotz, Clarissa Falls and the Orange Gallery

Xunantunich Located off the western highway between San Ignacio and the border crossing to Guatemala Xunantunich is one of many impressive Mayan sites in Belize. It’s not as big or famous as Caracol but it’s much easier to get to. You can book a tour from San Ignacio but you really don’t need to. YouContinue reading “Day Trips from San Ignacio Belize Xunantunich , San Jose Succotz, Clarissa Falls and the Orange Gallery”

Flores, Guatemala

Most people go to Flores to see Tikal. We did too but we were pleasantly surprised by the town once we got there. Flores is an island which is connected to the much larger town of Santa Elena by a causeway. We traveled to and from Flores by collective from San Ignacio, Belize. You canContinue reading “Flores, Guatemala”

Flores, Guatemala – The Dance of the Dolls

Originally posted on travel adventures after 50:
We have been privileged to experience some pretty cool local festivals including New Year’s in Quito, and Fashing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and we stumbled into another one in Flores in January. We went for a walk around town and came across a big party which had spilled…