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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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Great place - not crowded

We walk from San Ignacio centrum to this, it was a super trip - and cheap. Only 5 usd entry. Og you want a guide that was 20 usd for two.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walk from San Ignacio centrum to this, it was a super trip - and cheap. Only 5 usd entry. Og you want a guide that was 20 usd for two.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After visiting another ruin site, we decided to venture to this one, since its within town. I highly recommend a visit, its 5 USD and worth it. Its not as tall as other ruins, but it is expansive. So many places to walk thru and explore. The impression I got was that this set of ruins isnt as popular as... More 

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Kimberley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved this ruin. It seemed less busy than some and it was a bit more free-style when exploring with young kids. Our boys said it was their favourite ruin site.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Folks let this one go because they think the ruins which are hard to access are better like Lamanai and Caracol. Not true.. This is right in town and a beautiful ruin...

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cahal Pech is truly amazing considering the site was built and inhabited by just one very influential Mayan family. Unbelievable architecture, a must see!

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Huddleston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a "small" ruin, but one of the oldest cities in the Maya world. It has a great museum with it that does an excellent job of providing a concise overview of Maya history. The ruin itself is just a short walk and consists of very impressive & interesting buildings. The entry fee is a deal - only BZ$10.... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cahal Pech is a very compact site, with unique structures, and it is mostly in the shade! Very easy to get to from the parking lot and to walk thru. Have lunch up the hill at the Cahal Pech Resort. The view is a beautiful showcase of Belize.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cahal Pech was awesome. We walked up the hill from town to enjoy the place almost to ourselves. The grounds and museum are well kept. Lots of interesting info and artifacts to see in the museum. It was so cool to be able to (carefully) explore the Mayan site basically on our own. Guides were available for hire.

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New Harmony, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised by these ruins. They are right in the town of San Ignacio. I assumed they'd be small, but not so. Good experience for the lack of difficulty to get to them and the reasonable admission price. Definitely worth stopping by if you've in San Ignacio.

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Cristo Rey, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest (I believe) ruin in Belize and one of the smallest. What is so neat about it is the almost 'home-like' feeling you get (if you've been to the other larger ruins). It's a very personal experience as you walk through tunnel-like hallways and can 'feel' what it must have been like to live there. It's not... More 

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