In 2009 we booked an educational tour to the Altun Ha Mayan ruins which include a brief history of the country during our hour drive.
Our tour guides were very informative and shared the history behind this ancient area.
The ancient site did not catch the attention of archaeologists until 1963, and was split into structures dedicated to public ritual and residential structures with focus on single families.
After the brief history we were free to walk around on our own and climb one of the larger temple-pyramid, "The Temple of the Masonry Altars", which stands at 54 feet high.
Climbing this was a feat for Chris due to his fear of heights. I'm so glad that he decided to climb it with my brother and me. As soon as that shot was taken, he was ready to head back down. We checked out some of the local stands for souvenirs before climbing back on board right as the rain started to fall.
On our cruise last month, we didn't really plan anything for this port. We're not divers, which is probably one of the most popular excursions for this country. With the clouds out we decided to stay on board and make use of the open adult deck, Serenity, and it's hot tubs.
Picture taken when we first boarded, there were only a few people up there while anchored in Belize on Tuesday.
We also got in a close round of mini golf, where Chris edged me out 22 to 23.
We've never missed out on getting off in a port (even ones that we have been to before), but it was really nice to actually be able to use some of the ship's features that tend to be crowded when everyone is on board.