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We were staying at the resort next door & heard about these ruins. Well, we very very pleased at just how nice they are. The little museum is quite good & walking around the ruins was wonderful. I believe you can get a guide, but...More
We visited these ruins in March (2019) and thought they were great! They obviously arent as big as Tikal nor as tall as Xunantunich, but they were a great set of starter ruins for our kids to enjoy before the biggies—it even has a Mayan...More
I recommend taking a taxi for $5 up to these ruins. We planned on walking but it was going to close soon so we took a taxi and glad we did. That hill is a beast and farther walk than you think. The place was...More
This is a great little excursion you can do on your own if staying in San Ignacio. We took a taxi from the other side of town for $5 USD (it’s uphill and a hot and dusty walk, otherwise). Entrance fee was $10 BZD per...More
We were the only ones there at the time we visited...it was amazing to wander around all on our own amongst those amazing ruins. We did a guided tour to Caracol prior to going to Cahel Pech so I felt like we had a good...More
This one surprised me, a lot more extensive than expected for such a compact space and totally accessible to climb and crawl upon. More open chambers than many others and slightly different treatment of door openings.
This is a hidden gem in the middle of San Ignacio. The museum is well done and informative. The ruins are well kept and not crowded. There are lots of shady spots to sit and relax/reflect. It is walkable from downtown but it is a...More
This site is a must do within San Ignacio. It is not a huge Mayan site, but well worth the time to visit. By all means, spend the small sum to hire one of the guides. Our guide, Peter, was a Mayan descendant and extremely...More
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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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
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. However, it not worth the trip if you have to travel far or have limited time. Go and see Xunantunich, but be warned they will not let you in after 3:30pm even if you're a few minutes late.
If time isn't an issue see Cahal then Xunantunich.
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
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 of the area.
It was a great trip and learned a lot!