Located on the western edge of the Maya Mountains within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Caracol lies on a high plateau of 500m above sea level that drops into a deep valley to the northwest and rises into hilly terrain to the southwest. The site was discovered in 1938 by Rosa Mai, a logger looking for mahogany. That same year the Archaeological Commissioner, A.H. Anderson, visited the site and named it ‘Caracol’ (Spanish for ‘snail’). This site is also where Caana,; Caana in Maya means “sky place.” It is made up of palaces and temples.
Altun Ha is located 31 miles north of Belize City on the Old Northern Highway. A two-mile dirt road connects the main road to the site. The area around the Altun Ha is rich in wildlife including armadillos, bats, squirrels, agouti, paca, foxes, raccoons, coati, tyra, tapir and the white-tailed deer. Two hundred species of birds have been recorded and there are large crocodiles that inhabit the Maya-made water reservoir.
Altun Ha was a wealthy ceremonial center boasting two main plazas, thirteen structures (including the Temple of Sun God or the Temple of the Masonry Altars). Altun Ha is not very far from the Caribbean Sea and it formed part of a unique cultural zone along with other coastal sites. There are also no stelae at Altun Ha but the discovery of rich tombs indicates that the ruling elite enjoyed access to substantial amounts of exotic goods.
Our Belize Cave tubing tour is the most popular shore excursion tour in Belize. We offer you an unforgettable tour where you almost become one with nature while at the same time experiencing the ministry of the ancient Maya underworld where the Mayas once performed many sacrifice to the gods.
Caves branch cave is one of several subterranean sites cave that were carved out of the limestone foothills of the Maya mountains by the very active caves branch river. The site provides us with an excellent example of the erosive power of water, and the natural wonders of Belize. Archaeological investigations note that the ancient Maya visited the site to conduct important rituals. Today’s modern visitor enjoys a unique opportunity to observe the awesome geological features of the site, and to ponder the nature of prehistoric human utilization.
The day trip to Zip Lining begins at 5:45 am with pick up at your resort. We then have breakfast in San Pedro town, and then take either a 6:30 water taxi to Belize City which is an Hour and an half ride or a 7 am flight to Belize City which is a 15 minutes flight. In Belize City you will be picked up by your Professional guides. From Belize City to Jaguar Paw it’s a 1 hour and 15 minutes drive on the George Price High Way, then a nine miles drive into the rain forest up to the “food hills” of the Maya Mountains. On your drive you will enjoy the diversity of Belize’s culture and ecosystems as you will be driving through beautiful historical villages.
Upon arriving at the Zip Lining Park, you take a 5 minutes’ walk to meet your guide. Your guide will then suit you up with your proper Zip Lining Gears as you zip from your first platform to complete 7 different platforms. After Zip Lining comes lunch time! Enjoy your fresh cook Belizean lunch, ( rice and beans with stew chicken and vegetable salad). After lunch you hop back in your tour vehicle and drive back to Belize City. From Belize City you take your water taxi or flight back to San Pedro. In San Pedro you will be met by one of our representative who will insure that you have you transportation back to your resort.
Royal Caribbean Resort is dedicated to making sure that your visit to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize is fun and memorable. Our cabana suites and beachfront village atmosphere offer privacy overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Whether you want to explore Belize’s unique natural attractions or relax on the beach and be pampered, it is all available from Royal Caribbean Resort’s intimate, palm tree studded cove.
Our professional staff are always available to assist. Whether making your air taxi reservations from Belize international airport to Ambergris Caye, reserving your golf cart or simply providing more information or reservations for water sports or mainland tours, we are here to provide answers.
We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy the silky Caribbean breezes of Royal Caribbean Resort.