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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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great !!!

I am not sure why some of the guide books put this place down. It was a great ruin and we have seen... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Small site by the town

Since the site is easy to get to from the local town, it is worth the walk over. Ruins not as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not sure why some of the guide books put this place down. It was a great ruin and we have seen plenty of others.. Lots of formations tp look at and climb on!! we had a great time!!

Thank Jul151
Reviewed 4 days ago

Since the site is easy to get to from the local town, it is worth the walk over. Ruins not as impressive as some of the more major sites but a nice quiet place to visit

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great ruins right in San Ignacio. $5 US / person. You can get a guide onsite but we chose to do it on our own

Thank wildlife4me2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide walked us up the inclines to the first plaza area and wow... Start off with a wander into the rather understated and hit-and-miss visitor centre by the car park. Underclass what you are about to witness. WALK up and indulge in a well...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit if you have an afternoon or morning free. Probably wouldn’t get much traffic if it was out of town, since there are several world class sites near by.

Thank Bo W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good way to spend a few hours in San Ignacio. Walking distance from town square but lots of uphill to get there. Well maintained and can be explored on your own though a guide is recommended.

Thank SlippingSliding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first ancient archaeological site I've visited. Cahal Pech was not one of the major or biggest Maya locations, but it was one of the oldest and longest inhabited. If you are in San Ignacio, make time to see it. The museum was...More

Thank Katyc1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t recall if this site required a guide or not. But a certified guide is worth it. Like with visiting any museum, someone knowledgeable that can point out the various ins and outs, share history and such is very much worth it. This particular site...More

Thank jmb_co
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These ruins are within walking distance of San Ignacio. If you are in the area they are a must see. Although the site is smaller than others, the temples are spectacular and access is unrestricted once you're inside. The grounds are beautiful, and this makes...More

Thank TjsBiglyTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Cahal Pech on the final day of our trip. While it is much smaller than other ruins in the area, it is nontheless impressive and was nice to have it it almost to ourselves. We were able to have a seat and truly...More

Thank 7HeatherS
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Questions & Answers
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
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
Latecia R
16 November 2015|
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