From the town of San Ignacio, all buses that go to the border with Guatemala, Benque Viejo, can drop you off at the Mayan site of Xunantunich. There you have to cross the river, which is free for pedestrians. For those who have been through Tikal, obviously there are few things in comparison. But Xunantunich, if you are on your way to Belize City you can appreciate walks beyond the tourist paths: it is a pleasant and interesting stop. The site itself, although most of the palaces and temples (about 25 or more) are still covered in vegetation, is still impressive, and climbing the temples has not lost its charm, especially with jungle landscapes like these! Furthermore the entrance is still cheap, if you have time to take advantage!