Thousands of travelers flock to this ancient walled Mayan city perched on the Caribbean coast, and so should you.
These well-preserved ancient structures dating from between 1200 and 1500 A.D. are a stunning stone testament built by an incredible culture. Go early in the cooler morning hours, as there’s hardly any shade, and meander amid the silent, stoic monuments, columns and temples dotted by sunbathing iguanas. The most impressive and photographed ruin is the Castillo hovering on the limestone cliff. Just below lies the most idyllic sandy beach for swimming and immaculate Instagram opportunities.