Overlooking the jungle-lined Mopan River, Xunantunich - a legendary archaeological site in the quiet village of San Jose Succotz - is an impressive and popular ruin. Travel across one of the region’s last hand-cranked chain ferries to its courtyard, museum and temples. Climb to the top of El Castillo which rises above the jungle canopy allowing you an uninhibited view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. As the only country that allows weddings at a Maya City, tying the knot in the courtyard of Xunantunich is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Intricately carved friezes add a distinctive decorative touch to your ceremony and portraits.
Location: San Jose Succotz Village, Cayo District
Travel time from Ka'ana Resort: 20 Minutes
Number of Guests: Maximum 40 Guests
Optimal Time of Ceremony: 2:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Church
Built in 1926, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic is the largest, well-known church in the Cayo District and is the perfect setting for a traditional church ceremony. Weddings at the Sacred Heart church must be booked at least 3 months in advance.
Location: Church Street, P.O. Box 63, San Ignacio
Travel: 5 Minutes
Number of Guests: 40 Guests
Optimal Time of Ceremony: 3:00 p.m.
Wedding ceremonies can also be conducted on-site at Ka'ana Resort. Depending on the number of guests in your celebration, we will help you choose a location on the property best suited to your needs. Choices include our out-door wedding pergola or deck, a pool setting, or indoors at the Frieze Lounge. Each location will be decorated and arranged according to your personal preference.
Number of guests: 40 Guests
Optimal Time of Ceremony: 4 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Olivera Rusu.