'Quest for Adventure Cruise Ship' - Mayan Adventure
MEXICO (Yucatan Peninsula)
One of the most important Mayan cities in Latin America.
Named as one of the new 'Seven Wonders of the World'
Pyramid of Kukulkan
Temple of the Warriors
A row of skulls built to exalt death
as the passage into a new life.
Detail of the Tzompantli
Platform of the Eagles and Jaguars
The oldest and largest port in Mexico, founded by the conquistador, Cortes.
In Jan 2011 a 6 hour gun battle between police and local drug lords resulted in 14 deaths.
Masked police were armed with hand grenades and machine guns.
Certain parts of the port were blocked off.
Heavy police presence
Gran Cafe Del Portal
Traditionally the coffee is poured from a great height.
An island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
San Gervasio - Mayan for 'Flat Rock in the place of the Swallows'
An archaeological site, once the Mayan capitol, and an important pilgrimage centre for Mayan women.
Discovered in 1951.
Beautiful coast, eastern side of the island
Arch Temple, San Gervasio
protects an altar on an ancient road leading to a ceremonial centre.
Dedicated to the Mayan goddess Ix Chel
Belize was a British colony and remains a member of the Commonwealth
The Ruins of Altun Ha
Once a major Mayan trading centre, where the famous nine-and-a-half-pound jade head of the sun god
Kinich Ahua was uncovered.
Site of Altun Ha
Altun Ha 'Temple of the Masonry Altars'
Detail of Altun Ha
Altun Ha detail
Altun Ha detail
Olde Belize River
Fishermen, Olde Belize River
Old Belize River
Iguana, Olde Belize River
The Ruins of Quirigua
Some of the finest Mayan carvings can be found in the ruins
41 structures have been found in this area
Commercial centre at junction of important trade routes
Detail of intricate carvings
Carvings on stone stella
Intricate carving on zoomorph
This beautiful Island is the largest of the Honduras Bay Islands
Garifuna woman, Roatan Island
Iguana, Roatan Island
Mangrove Coast, Roatan
The 'punta' - Native Garifuna dance