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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

Open Now: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Peaceful, a nice short outing

These are smaller ruins, very peaceful and beautiful, small groups, very quiet when we were there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
Literally right there!!

right in town! There are areas of shade for relief from the sun. A very nice and informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“small site”(38 reviews)
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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

These are smaller ruins, very peaceful and beautiful, small groups, very quiet when we were there. Easy walk for seniors and lots of room to run like crazy for kids. Lots of shade if you need it! The drive up the last few hundred feet...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

right in town! There are areas of shade for relief from the sun. A very nice and informative visitors center with artifacts and a great mural that shows what the area was like in 900 AD. Words cannot really express how grateful I was to...More

Thank dlhsandiego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great afternoon activity if you’re staying in San Ignacio. We were particularly excited about it because it was accessible without having to book an (expensive) tour for it - you simply follow the road past the police station uphill and the signs...More

Thank Travellkid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this small Maya ruin site, close enough to walk from the hotel. It's worth a visit if you have time and inclination. Small museum on site and no oversight on the ruins.

Thank none915
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank TerriMann818
Reviewed September 10, 2018

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

Thank Experience377170
Reviewed September 9, 2018

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 September 7, 2018 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 August 27, 2018

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 August 21, 2018

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

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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