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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving...

This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.

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We asked our driver to take us to Cahal Pech as we'd read it was a small ruin and near to town. When we arrived we were the only people in the park which made it feel even more... read more

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We asked our driver to take us to Cahal Pech as we'd read it was a small ruin and near to town. When we arrived we were the only people in the park which made it feel even more special. It is only a small site & really easy to wander around. We didn't get a guide but there were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very easy to reach from town. Small visitor centre and was lovely and peaceful to wonder around and get an introduction to Mayan history before the larger sites

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Navan, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not too far from the town centre of San Ignacio. Cahal Pech is great for a stroll , last part is up a steep unpaved hill so be warned , and to kill a few hours and at $10BSD per person entrance ( without a guide) it is not expensive. It certainly pales in size and significance to many other... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. We looked at the museum first to gather information. There are a lot of cool things to see and easy to get To from San Ignacio. This is not to be missed.

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Thank wonder l
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These ruins are just a mile north of town center in San Ignacio. The ruins are not as impressive as Tikal or Xunantunich, but great for being so close to the city. The museum is very informative about the Mayan culture, but a bit sparse. Great site for only $5 US.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a another site where you can see Mayan ruins and get additional insight into the culture of the ancient Mayan civilization. The sights and the education were enjoyable and it is definitely worth a visit if you are staying in town. That being said, Xunantunich is a much better site and not that far away. So, if you... More 

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Atco, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a short walk from San Ignacio Resort hotel (less than one mile). The ruins were inexpensive as a self guided tour. They were beautiful and also didn't take long to navigate. It was only a short walk to get to them once at the location.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it's close to town, I'd advise treat yourself to a taxi ride up and walk back. We didn't take the guided tour that was offered, we just walked around ourselves. Maybe all the questions we had may have been answered had we taken the guide. Very interesting and great views from the top. Not for the person with bad... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard from a tour guide yesterday that the Cahal Pech ruins may be a good way to spend our Sunday. We got up this morning and walked about 15 minutes from downtown uphill to the entrance. We didn't find the walk difficult, but if you have an injury or are heat averse you may not want to do the... More 

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Los Angeles
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91 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did these Ruins as part two along with the Maya Ruins at Xunantunich with Go Maya Tours. These Ruins are right in town just a short cab ride from most hotels and even walkable to some. These Ruins although small compared to others in Belize they are still very interesting to learn about the history of these Ruins.

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