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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Close & Convenient to San Ignacio--Great Ruins

A very convenient and easy Mayan ruin to visit no matter your age or physical ability. It offers... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2016
Carlsbad, California, Usa
Worth a quick stop

This is an easy site to hit on your first day if you're tired but want to check it off. It's a... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Richmond, Virginia
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“close to town” (39 reviews)
“mayan ruins” (100 reviews)
“smaller site” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

A very convenient and easy Mayan ruin to visit no matter your age or physical ability. It offers a great insight to the royal families living quarters and their life style. A great ruin that only takes about 1 1/2 hrs to 2 hrs to...More

1  Thank Squirt77
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is an easy site to hit on your first day if you're tired but want to check it off. It's a great introduction to Mayan Ruins and easily navigated on your own. You only need 30-45 mins to see it and other sites in...More

2  Thank forbin99
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Very relaxing atmosphere, you will feel transported back in time.temperature felt cooler here due to tree coverage.it was very serene.

1  Thank Nikki36_10
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Our second visit to these amazing ruins. The first time we did not get a guide. You can definitely explore on your own, but for our second visit we did get a guide and it was worth every penny. Bring plenty of water!

1  Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Beautifully restored Maya ruins on a hill top with lots of shade, which considering the heat is a good thing. The site is compact with some very pretty enclosed courtyards. The archaeologists think that it was primarily a residential complex for the elite. There is...More

Thank TheSuperTourist
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Walkable from town (take water if it in the hot season as you'll build a sweat), my mum (67) had no trouble. We went first thing (about 10am) and had it to ourselves which was fantastic. The site was bigger than expected and had lots...More

Thank franc080
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This site was easy to get to in san ignacio. It was my first ruin site. it was small but very well worth it. The history there is great.

Thank Dmitriy V
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Compact but worth a visit. Easy walk hill from San Ignacio city center for the able bodied or a super short and cheap taxi ride will get you there. Doesn't take long to explore. There is a small fee to get in and the park...More

Thank greenluck007
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We did this at the end of a long day outside so kind've flew through it, but the tour itself was very lovely. The city was very large and you can walk all inside of it, you even get to hang out in some of...More

Thank aja m
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This site is not visited by many tourists, so we had the place practically to ourselves. The atmosphere there was almost mystical - very relaxing and beautiful.

Thank tmh115
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28 November 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
amanda m
19 April 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
16 November 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