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Marco Gonzalez Maya Site

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Address: Southern Tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: +501 227-0518
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This place is way off the beaten path. We took our golf cart out to it and it is off of a pot hole pitted rock road that is bone jarring for 10km. Then you have to walk 1-2 km on... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
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Gainesville Florida
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LaCrescent
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

You want to see what a real archaeological site is like, this is it! Bring bug spray and a long sleeved shirt/pants. The mosquitos when you hit the land on the other side of the mangroves are fierce. This is a really neat real life dig site where you can view some really amazing pieces of Mayan culture and history!... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This site is not as grand as Caracol or Xunatunich, but it's a wonderful find. If you enjoy detail and the history of this area, go see these ruins. They're currently closed through 9/1, due to Earl, but go see them after they reopen. Easy trails, lots of broken pottery and things to see.

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Thank zengirl74
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was a fascinating archeological site that is still being explored. The manager on site was very knowledgeable and provided great insight. Be prepared with water, long pants/sleeves and lots of bug spray.

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Thank Elisa H
Gainesville Florida
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96 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This place is way off the beaten path. We took our golf cart out to it and it is off of a pot hole pitted rock road that is bone jarring for 10km. Then you have to walk 1-2 km on a partially rotten wooden dock in the heat and mangroves to get to the site. The mosquitoes are horrendous.... More 

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Thank northfloridafolks
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Just a short ride south of San Pedro, it makes the perfect quick excursion. Wear your walking shoes to truly enjoy exploring this new excavation.

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Thank Teri D
San Pedro, Belize
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

My son & I took a walk through Marco Gonzalez with a guide from Belize Audubon & were rewarded with sighting over 30 different types of birds, from Mangrove Warblers, Black Catbirds, Kingbirds & Yucatan Vireos to Tricolored Herons & White Ibis. It was a stellar day of birding! The area has a fascinating Mayan history which the Director, Jan... More 

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Thank Sandie B
Pine, Colorado
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was the worst attraction I've ever visited. The $10 US admission fee is a total rip off. There is nothing to see here but a bunch of typed up papers explaining what was here once, but no longer exists. It is not a Mayan ruin site, but a site where some type of village once sat. "See that stone... More 

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Thank ColoradoTraveler420
Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

THis is located on the far end of the island, We decided to go late one day, and turns out we were the only ones there. Dont expect to see Mayan pyramids , but you will see ruins and it is informational. We enjoyed the walk on the trail and it was exciting to know that once upon a time,... More 

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Thank LaTejana11
Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is a small site, in disarray and poorly maintained. Not worth the poor hike into the mosquito infested forest. This is not a temple. Use to be a trading center in Mayan times and still in process of excavation.

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Denver
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Are you interested in ever escalating prices? Do you enjoy bug bites? If you answered yes to either of these questions have I got a destination for you! We visited at about 9am last week and it was already a scorching hot day. We were staying about a mile from here but I can't recommend the 30 minute drive for... More 

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