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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Small But Excellent Maya Ruins

Cahal Pech is a small Maya archaeological site close to San Ignacio in Belize. It is very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Santa Cruz, California
Nice Walkabout

This was a great little museum and site to explore. We walked from our hotel in downtown San... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Reviewed yesterday

Cahal Pech is a small Maya archaeological site close to San Ignacio in Belize. It is very informative and navigable in less than a half day. The museum is small but well appointed. High recommended when visiting San Ignacio.

Thank SwimDiveTravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great little museum and site to explore. We walked from our hotel in downtown San Ignacio and wandered around for an hour or so.

Thank Patty A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Buildings at incredibly old and run down and are in need of renovations. Structures look as if they were built hundreds of years ago and don't look safe.

Thank Alexis N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying nearby so a 06.00 visit was easy. We had the site to ourselves so had a long chat with one of the wardens too. Not too many birds today, but never mind as we can revisit.

Thank RogerP219
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're travelling around this part of Central America, you can be at risk of Mayan-Ruin-Overload, but these are still well worth a visit - because you're likely to have the place more or less to yourself. We wandered round for about an hour and...More

Thank JuliaHWard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While maybe not as impressive as Xunantunich, these ruins are super fun to explore! It's a short walk from the parking lot, and there's not a whole lot of stairs to climb. There are short tunnels and pathways to explore. Great for all ages!

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival we toured this ruin. You have a choice take a taxi $5 B up to the top of town where the ruin is located or walk up. We chose to walk. 40c with humidity we walked slowly but enjoyed the hour walk. The...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very great experience here to reveal mayan culture. Great time with friends . enjoyable time.it was small ruins but enjoying

Thank joylondon12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For ruins that are a little different, try this site. Picturesque archways, and little rooms and alcoves. Easy to walk around, but can be slick due to dampness.

Thank Cinbear86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Ruins and lots history. Easily accessible. Nice renovation work. Lots to learn and explore.

Thank jaymukh
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29 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
20 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
17 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