We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
San Ignacio Mayan Ruins

We did a double Mayan tour this day, Xanantunich followed by Cahal Pech. After climbing the very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sun101goddess
,
Halifax, Canada
Smaller than expected

We went on a private guided tour with an excellent tour guide, but originally the tour was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kwhitenursing2016
,
Cleveland, Ohio
Read all 1,179 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“close to town” (39 reviews)
“mayan ruins” (103 reviews)
“small site” (32 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 07:00 - 06:59
LOCATION
San Ignacio, Belize
CONTACT
Website
+501 664-5446
Write a ReviewReviews (1,179)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,107 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a double Mayan tour this day, Xanantunich followed by Cahal Pech. After climbing the very tall ruins at Xanantunich, Cahal Pech was a welcome break. It was a another nice Mayan site to visit and was not fully excavated. Each Mayan site had...More

Thank sun101goddess
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a private guided tour with an excellent tour guide, but originally the tour was scheduled from 9 am until 2 pm. The site was actually such a small site that it took roughly an hour to see everything with the guide. Don't...More

1  Thank kwhitenursing2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cahal Pech museum was the best little museum of Mayan history we saw in Belize and the site itself is easy to navigate and well preserved.

Thank Darren K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here from San Ignacio. The walk from town was all up hill but not too difficult and took about 30minutes. When we arrived we paid our $10BZEpp entry and had a quick explore of the simple hut informative museum. We...More

1  Thank danigross88
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was in the town. Very small Mayan Ruins. If you do not have time to go to other Mayan Ruins, you can easily to go there.

Thank li000044
Reviewed 1 week ago

an short but steep walk from san ignacio, cahal pech is a great activity to do early before it gets hot! it has lots of winding paths through the pyramids so it doesn't feel crowded. it's nice to be able to climb to the top...More

Thank Shappell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small ruins but definitely worth seeing near San Ignacio. Interesting museum at the entrance. Take the guide. The cost was 25 USD but this depends on group size I believe. The guide was very knowledgeable and I learnt a lot. The guided tour can vary...More

Thank Tasneem A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small Mayan site right in the city of San Ignacio. They have a good informative indoor museum to introduce you to the site and its history. The ruins themselves are small compared to some of the other local options (Caracol, Xunatunich, Tikal)....More

Thank douglassc679
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Cahal Pech hotel at the top of the hill and these ruins were literally steps away! For only $5 US, you could walk around the area by yourself and even climb the ruins! Note: There is a dark "meditation" room...More

Thank Jeremy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the town of San Ignacio. I recommend a local guide from Crystal Paradise Resort, to give the details missed on self guided tours. This site has several chambers that can be entered and explored. This ruin was by far the easiest to access...More

Thank alaskanorganics
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Pop's Restaurant
474 reviews
1.37 km away
Ko-Ox Han nah
1,363 reviews
1.37 km away
Cenaida's
281 reviews
1.39 km away
Erva's
461 reviews
1.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Green Iguana Conservation Project
1,013 reviews
1.06 km away
San Ignacio Market
194 reviews
1.53 km away
Belize Soul Project
28 reviews
.59 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Honneydog
28 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Danny H | Reviewed this property |
No, the ruins are accessible by a path that runs at a good gradient. To full explore the ruins you might struggle up and down some of the steps but from what I remember you can walk around them on a flat surface
1
Vote
amanda m
19 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from NAsolavad | Reviewed this property |
I think it opens around 9am and closes sharply at 5pm. Good little tip is to get there around 4:30 and then you can stay as long as you like after it closes. I am almost sure you might be able to visit after it closes... More
1
Vote
Latecia R
16 November 2015|
Answer
Response from acee53 |
We took the cruiseship tour. It was worth it! We went in an air-conditioned bus with a local tour guide who is a professional in archaeology and very knowledgeable in everything related to the Mayan ruins and the history... More
0
Votes