Xunantunich is located in Belize's western district
Cayo. About 1/2 mile from the village of San Jose Succotz across
the Mopan River, about eight miles west of San Ignacio. Official
guides are available for hire at the site. There are sodas and
snacks available, as well as a few souvenir shops.
In San Jose Succotz there are a few restaurants
and hotels. San Ignacio offers a wide range of accommodation
for every budget as well as several restaurants. Eva's Restaurant
on Burns Avenue can be highly recommended, owner Bob is a source
of information for the area and the entire country. There are
also several internet cafes in San Ignacio.
Xunantunich can be reached from San Ignacio
by bus to San Jose Succotz and across the Mopan River. There
is an attractive hand pulled ferry but word has it that it will
someday be replaced by a bridge. From the banks of the river
it is a half mile walk up the hill to the site.
It is also a very convenient day trip from Belize
City that can be combined with a visit to the Mayan site of
Cahal Pech in San Ignacio or the Belize Zoo or other attractions
along the Western Highway and around San Ignacio.