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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Great Mayan site

Great Mayan site, we coupled this with a tour to xunantunich ( which I found more impressive due to... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
vinn613
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London, United Kingdom
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Well Worth The Visit

My wife and I had gone to Tikal 2 days prior and I was doubting if I was ready for another Mayan... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Othy's O
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“close to town” (42 reviews)
“mayan ruins” (112 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great Mayan site, we coupled this with a tour to xunantunich ( which I found more impressive due to the size of remains) but definitely worth going to if you have the time. Was nice and quiet almost no other tourists.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had gone to Tikal 2 days prior and I was doubting if I was ready for another Mayan jungle covered ruin. Don't get me wrong the main plaza in Tikal was amazing but the rest besides the view from temple #5...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Yes this review is 4 years late, but this is a must see place. My friend and I spend a couple hours roaming around the place and exploring. So cool how old these places are and so beautiful. Met some locals who told us some...More

Thank Donna M
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I walked here from town early in the morning and it was magical...mist and no crowds. It was $10 to enter, but they wanted another $7 for a map, so I went in blind. Having been to Xunantunich, I had a sense of what I...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This place is practically in town. It is not as large as caracal but we liked the experience more. You walk through archways and tunnels that expose more hidden plazas and more structures. It was not crowded at all. Very peaceful strolling and resting on...More

Thank Barry L
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place was a lot of fun. inexpensive, easy walk, really nice as far as ruins go (lots to see and do here) This was a great place to spend a few hours walking around. You will enjoy it.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a wonderful time exploring the ruins here. There were far fewer people here than the other ruins in the area so we were able to take our time exploring. The area is very large and there is a lot to see.

Thank Sabrina Z
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Just a 20-30min walk from the central square of San Ignacio, these jungle-surrounded ruins are very impressive! Leave enough time to climb all the pyramids. Ideally, do this before venturing further afield to Xunantunich, Caracol or Tikal (across the border). These ruins are great, but...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you have 1 hr to spend around San Ignacio Cahal Pech is definitely worth a visit, it is relatively small but constitute a nice ensemble of building. The most interesting are the passage ways all over the place. The museum, tiny also, is well...More

Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival they have a small visitor center where you pay and have a chance to learn about the history of Cahal Pech. I would have given this site 5 stars however the museum was not completed. The grounds are beautifully maintained on the walk...More

Thank Andrew R
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Honneydog
29 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
20 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
17 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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