Xunantunich 👎

I have to say, this is one of those places that looks amazing in pictures and is quite the disappointment when you arrive.  This is going to be a fairly negative review so I’ll try to keep it brief.

The site is small for sure.   There’s the main temple that looks down onto a courtyard.  That’s it.

To get here, you have to take this “ferry” so you can cross the river.  By ferry, it’s a hand cranked pontoon that takes about 2 minutes to cross.  I tipped the guy $5 BZD ($2.50 USD) for the round trip ride and that seemed fine by me.  I don’t even think it’s really necessary to tip since it’s the only way to get across.

Once there, don’t expect much.  You can tell many of the areas have been redone to be sturdier and some places are off limits.  Also, for some reason, they forced me to take the mic off my camera for some reason. Although, to be honest, there isn’t really much to film there so I didn’t think of it at as any great loss.

Look, if you only have a couple days here and want to check out a Mayan site before you leave, this will certainly allow you to say that you did.  If anyone has gone to the site in Tulum, it sort of reminds me of that (but far less scenic than Tulum). There just isn’t much there and not really worth any hassle to get there.


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