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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

Closed Now: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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This place is gorgeous and well preserved. The tour guides are VERY informative and nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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smaller but interesting ruins in San Ignacio. we went on our own but once their we payed a tour... read more

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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
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San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is gorgeous and well preserved. The tour guides are VERY informative and nice. Thoroughly enjoyed my trip here with my husband.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

smaller but interesting ruins in San Ignacio. we went on our own but once their we payed a tour guide to show us around. turned out to be a good investment as he had so much knowledge and was able to bring the ruins to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours walking the ruins and reading the history. It was quite spectacular. Love how quiet it was. Found a green snake slithering also the ruins and toucans in the trees.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday morning and had the place to ourselves. Nice walk from downtown to the ruins. Museum was simple and the grounds were well maintained and the ruins amazing

Thank Pam92024
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site was so interesting. Really cool to walk around. We liked it better than the bigger one which we also saw. Close to hotel also.

Thank kathyeredd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on crutches so I wasn't able to get to some of the park, but it was beautiful and reasonable way to spend a morning. As soon as we got back to the Welcome Center, the skies opened up for a great jungle thunderstorm,...More

Thank MeganJuracek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved touring the ruins. They are right outside hotel. It’s a very quiet magical place. It takes an hour to an hour and a half to tour. Apart from the workers we had the place to ourselves. You can climb the ruins.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a small Mayan site that is easy to access from San Ignacio. It was uncrowded and has a nice visitor center / museum as well

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The place pales a bit relative to its bigger neighbors, but it's right in San Ignacio, inexpensive, and well worth the visit (we stopped by on the day we flew in to Belize). We did not have a guide which also made it less rewarding,...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Just 10 minutes from downtown San Ignacio Cahal Pech should not be missed.It is a smaller site than some of the other Mayan centers, but just an beautiful and rich in history.

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November 28, 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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April 19, 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
Latecia R
November 16, 2015|
Response from acee53 |
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