I have to say mayans had the best choice when it came to scouting for a location to build their home. Belize proudly hosts the most handsome and archaic ruins located in the remotest yet stunning areas of the country. My favorite being Lubaantun Ruins in San Pedro, Columbia Village in Southern Belize. These were the remotest of all the ruins where I have also heard about tourists getting robbed. I went here during my stay in the Earthship which is a 5-minute walk from the ruins. Richard the owner of the Earthship took me to see the sunset here, we walked with a Machette and the dogs guarding us. The unrestored ruins had a mysterious charm to it as not much is known about them, but you will get to see one of the most beautiful sunset from here.
ATM Caves and Caracol ruins are the most famous and busiest ones. A 2 hour long, backache inducing drive from San Ignacio town through unkept road, swimming across the Mopan river and walking for half an hour drenched in water is your commute to ATM Caves. You then gear up to swim your way through the caves and climb the rocks inside to explore the upper most Mayan chamber on the second level of the cave, where you get to see the skulls, femurs and bones! One hell of a location and adventure.
Caracol ruins on the other hand is a pretty straight forward yet another harrowing 2 hour drive through the Mountain Pine Ridge National Park, almost near Guatemalan border. I found these ruins the most interesting of all. While learning about these ruins, all I could think was if I ever get stuck here, I could totally survive. The Ruins have a pond serving as a water supply, Cohune nuts everywhere acting as a perfect source of cooking oil, giant avocados hanging from the trees, mint leaves, tomatoes, termites, guards to protect the premises and a breathtaking sunrise from one of the pyramids. How can you not? These intriguing ruins make you feel like you are back in time in the ancient Mayan World.
Different Culture but similar penchant for keeping it alive.