Marco Gonzalez Maya Site
Marco Gonzalez Maya Site
3.5
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This location was reported permanently closed
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A 2000 year old Mayan Archaeological Reserve. A jungle experience while touring this almost "virgin" site. No temples here. But the recent clearing of the house sites will give you a sense of the life of the Maya Traders.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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wahoo97
wahoo9743 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
It isn’t being maintained any longer. The wooden plank path is in disrepair and unless you are fairly agile, you can’t make it across as there are 30 yard stretches with no boards - just the posts in the mud. If you do make it, there is nothing left to see other than some laminated pieces of paper noting what was once there. And the other signs you see point out the fact that there are poisonwood trees which you’re just hoping you haven’t touched along the way.
Written March 8, 2023
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Barb
Orange County, CA76 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We knew this site was no longer maintained but wanted to check out what might remain, eager to see some of the island’s Mayan history. It’s quite sad as they ran out of funding, so all that remains is a very dilapidated boardwalk and so many mosquitoes. At the end of the long treacherous boardwalk the entrances are overgrown and no paths remain. No need to go, not safe to walk on.
Written January 18, 2023
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Heather H
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
The site is currently inaccessible. The boardwalk is in disrepair around 100 feet into the site - stretching 5-10 feet with literally no walkway. I tried to get closer to the broken areas to see if there was a way through, but then the boardwalk broke under me, and I fell into the very dirty, smelly water. My leg slipped under the beam of the walkway and was trapped. I was carrying my son in a backpack and my husband had to stand on the structure that was crushing my leg to get him off of me so that I could get up. Then he had to back away several feet so that I could lift the wood and get myself out of the mud that was sucking me down. Someone could break a leg or get a nasty gash on the broken wooden planks in the water, and then be miles from medical attention. It’s seriously dangerous, and it’s just sad because it sounded so cool. I wish we could have seen the site and explored more. Hopefully it gets funding again soon.
Written December 11, 2022
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Elaine G
Austin, TX12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We drove around trying to find the site, but it is not sign posted anywhere, and where our GPS said it was, there was no path,road or anything to know where to walk the 1/4 mile into the swamp.
Written December 10, 2022
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Journeybelize2022
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We drove our golf cart there and it was very different from the north tip of the island. Stayed and watched a beautiful sunset.
Written November 4, 2022
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Paul T
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I think this site should be removed from any kind of listing until serious improvements are mad. The entrance is in shambles. The trail is in serious disrepair. I made it about 50 yards in before the boardwalk had given way. The mosquitos were bad, but I was forewarned on that. I appreciate history and was sad I couldn't see any of it as far as I got. The one redeeming aspect of taking the time to go there was seeing an Ibis.
Written June 26, 2022
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Mike H
Plano, TX87 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Don’t blink or you’ll miss the entrance, way down at the southern end of Ambergris Caye. The quarter-mile boardwalk to the actual site is in a sorry state of affairs and I had to jump over several large gaps where the wood had rotted away. The site itself is a couple of bare mud clearings with no discernible sign of Mayan civilization.
Written November 9, 2021
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Lynx1963
Lebanon, MO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Small village with some foundations. Lots of pottery pieces. No one there while we were there, but gate was open. We enjoyed ourselves. We had lots of big spray and went early morning. This is in early excavation. Hopefully they will be able to continue.
Written March 19, 2020
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Froglady
Chicago, IL10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Dress correctly for the bugs. If you don't you won't stay long enough to enjoy the site. Hopefully they'll get funding again soon.
Written February 16, 2020
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Lisa G
Victoria, Canada37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We would have loved to visit this site, but according to the sign at the head of the trail, the site is closed until further notice. When we returned to our hotel, we googled it, and apparently the management of the site is changing but they do not have anyone to care for it at the moment.
Written December 12, 2019
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