Difficult to access and largely unexcavated (actually, some recent excavations were covered back up to protect them), Uxbenka was discovered in 1984 and has more than 20 stelae. The site is perched on a ridge overlooking the traditional Maya village of Santa Cruz and provides a grand view of the foothills and valleys of the Maya Mountains. Here you’ll see hillsides lined with cut stones. This construction method is unique to the Toledo District.
Uxbenka (“Old Place”) was named by the people of nearby Santa Cruz. It’s located just outside Santa Cruz, about three miles west of San Antonio village . The most convenient way to see the site is with a rental car. Ask around the village for an experienced guide; you may find someone, or you may not.