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Marco Gonzalez Maya Site

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Address: Southern Tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 227-0518

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Not exactly an archeological dig site

Some interesting mounds but since you cross a swamp to get there, also tons of bugs. We were glad to support a local cause, but this was not quite as advertised.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Calgary, Canada
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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Marco Gonzalez site during our stay on Ambergris Caye in mid-February. The stewards of the site, Jan Brown, Jerry and Kay were incredibly helpful and informative about the history of the site and the work they are doing to preserve the site and its artifacts. The site is 4 miles south of San Pedro near the southern... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some interesting mounds but since you cross a swamp to get there, also tons of bugs. We were glad to support a local cause, but this was not quite as advertised.

Thank KarenWay
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not giant ruins with steps to climb, but you do trek a quarter mile on wooden planks through mangroves to get there. No kids under 5 allowed, so plan accordingly. Bring some insect repellant as well and water. It's a self guided tour that you read the signs and follow the markers. The artifacts are laying all around you and... More 

Thank Sinaed
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 years later for this review, my friend and I spent the day there and really enjoyed ourselves. Even though we were by ourselves, we really enjoyed all the history that we read on all the trails and paths. It was kind of humbling experience to realize how old the site is. If you love history this is a must.

Thank Donna M
New Richmond, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glad we went! Hard to visualize the ruins but it was very beautiful to see the jungle and where the Mayans once lived. It is quite an excursion to get to it. Very bad roads, but worth the trip

Thank Sue B
Walla Walla, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Walking among ruins that are thousands of years old and few people. It is a great way to get a historical perspective of San Pedro.

Thank vio2let
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had heard about the Marco Gonzalez Mayan site and my wife located the website, so we made contact with Jan Brown who we arranged a tour with at an extremely modest price. Jan, is among other things, the manager of the site and head of the local archeological society. She very generously offered an additional seat to another guest... More 

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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 

Thank FieldsAandJ
Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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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.

Thank zengirl74
Austin, Texas
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10 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.

Thank Elisa H

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