Just down the road from our cabin, we took a ferry across the river and hiked up a hill to see the "Stone Lady", which is an archeological dig site where Mayan ruins are being unearthed. It was an amazing sight to witness. We learned that Mayans wanted to be as close to God as possible, so they chose to build their pyramid-like cities on top of mountains.
Our next stop was back to Belize City and on a 45-minute "water taxi" (speed boat) ride to Caye Caulker, a tiny island just a few miles long and half a mile wide. There, we went snorkeling, learned a bit about the native Mayans (by talking to the Mayan bar tender during happy hour...) and relaxed in the sunny warmth of the hammocks.