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Marco Gonzalez Maya Site

Southern Tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 227-0518
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This place isn't worth the long trip to the south end of the island to see in my opinion. If you've... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve C
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Tallahassee, Florida
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... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
MTHart22
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Southern Tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place isn't worth the long trip to the south end of the island to see in my opinion. If you've ever seen any other Mayan sites, this will be a disappointment.

Thank Steve C
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...More

Thank MTHart22
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...More

Thank gwgaryw170
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...More

Thank Kim H
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...More

Thank Awwhall
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...More

1  Thank ddbelize
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...More

Thank Julia A
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.

Thank aparadox4u2002
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...More

1  Thank Mark G
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.

Thank KarenWay
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