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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Nice small archeological site walkable from town

Boasting 1 small but scenic pyramid and another pyramid/ball court and a few smaller buildings... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jessica H
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Santiago, Chile
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Small site and museum but a gem

If in the area and not planning to go to Tikal definitely stop at this site. Stop by the museum... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gypsgris
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“close to town” (40 reviews)
“small ruin” (19 reviews)
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San Ignacio, Belize
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Boasting 1 small but scenic pyramid and another pyramid/ball court and a few smaller buildings, this ruin is walkable from downtown San Ignacio and is a nice way to spend an afternoon after a morning adventure tour of some sort.

Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If in the area and not planning to go to Tikal definitely stop at this site. Stop by the museum first, since it has a lot of good information about the Mayas. You don't need a guide to walk through the site itself but of...More

Thank Gypsgris
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a beautiful ruin tucked away right off the side of the road. A little hidden gem and just beautiful!

Thank kmarr0ne
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruin was easily accessible and not at all crowded. We were able to walk all around and climb on the ruins.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and quiet Mayan temple/ruins location. No bus loads of tourists and easy to walk around with or without a guide/

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were originally supposed to go on a different tour but it got rained out. We decided to try out Cahal Pech with a guide and it was an excellent decision. We had an excellent guide who knew SO much about the history of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting but not amazing. Could use some signage that explains the monuments. Easily accessed from the town of San Ignacio. Walking distance.

Thank Lei72
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest Maya sites in Belize. It’s very compact and easy to walk around, and the welcome center has much valuable information. Spend two to three hours for a comprehensive tour. There are guides available. Unfortunately ours was hard to understand,...More

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A temple that doesn't get visited that much but one of the oldest. I spent the night of the 21 of December 2012 on this temple. There is a large resort just beside it and when they built the resort I amagin they would of...More

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We accepted the offer of one of the free-lance guides and are so glad we did! Rene’ is so knowledgeable. We learned so much that we wouldn’t have if we’d gone on our own. The ruins are amazing. It’s a small site compared to some...More

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Honneydog
28 November 2016|
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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
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amanda m
19 April 2016|
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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
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Latecia R
16 November 2015|
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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
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