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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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good if in the area but don't go out of your way

The major ruins inland are the real ruins to see. These ruins are small and my kids said "rocks in the ground, wow" in sarcasm. But as an adult I enjoyed going through and... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
MTHart22
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

The major ruins inland are the real ruins to see. These ruins are small and my kids said "rocks in the ground, wow" in sarcasm. But as an adult I enjoyed going through and reading the plaques. It is a 1/4 mile walk off the road, bring bug spray.

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Kenora, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

So this is a different experience than you might think about for a tour of Mayan ruins . No tall buildings but , rather a more work like site . It was an interesting self hosted walking tour . You will love the hermit crabs ! The location is south of San Pedro we took a golf cart ( went... More 

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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We decided to take the drive on a whim - the 5.3 miles seem long when you don't know where you are going. I would recommend early in the day and plan on the drive plus at least an hour. It is really a great place but you do have to use your imagination a little! The crabs and lizards... More 

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Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The site is undergoing excavation and paths are narrow and not easy to navigate as there are pottery shards, shells underfoot. It's interesting but one needs to be aware there are no typical Mayan structures as in other sites. Be prepared for intense heat, humidity and mosquitos. This site is in the mangroves so bring water and bug repellant.

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Thank Awwhall
San Pedro, Belize
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The Marco Gonzales Maya Site located relatively far south on the island of Ambegris Caye is probably not the most awe inspiring ruin one can visit in Belize; however, it is relatively unique. Located on the island it has a unique history but there is very little left standing above sea level. You will get a glimpse of items and... More 

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Oakland, California
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is all about the experience. You hike/stroll about a mile or so through the swamp on a homemade, slightly rickety boardwalk to the site. It's legit. A real Mayan site with a few artifacts still there. The hike is an experience not to be missed. BRING THE DEET!!

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Thank Julia A
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

You wander around the area on a self guided tour. If you are looking for lots of presentation type material this isn't the place. But you can see what is left and I found it super interesting.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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.

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Wildwood
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 

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