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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Wet but fun visit

It was a pretty rainy day so we had the entire site to ourselves. There were groups coming in as we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
Accessible and close to San Ignacio

Must see, very close to San Ignacio town (Cayo District), open late, can visit site on your own but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ana M
West Palm Beach, Florida
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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” (102 reviews)
“small site” (32 reviews)
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San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a pretty rainy day so we had the entire site to ourselves. There were groups coming in as we were leaving and other groups leaving as we were coming in but in between, it was just the two of us. The ruins are...More

Thank Mikeyveck
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must see, very close to San Ignacio town (Cayo District), open late, can visit site on your own but definitely worth touring with a guide. You can see locals simply hanging out at location as well as some other tours being provided. Please note October...More

Thank Ana M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a very nice day out. It should be a morning trip as it can get very hot later in the day humidity is quite high. Please take a hat along.

Thank suroginie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently spent the best part of the morning at this wonderful hidden gem of a site and was amazed by the birdlife. We spotted about a dozen blue crowned mot mots, numerous jays, trogons, woodpeckers.. very peaceful site. Highly recommended.

Thank rodolfo j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cahal Pech is a small site, but it is worth visiting. I definitely enjoyed walking around the two main plazas, which look somehow invaded by the jungle. You can still see trees on top of the Mayan walls and structures... and that is cool!

Thank algongar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being in San Ignacio for a few days and being submitted to long trips to see the wonderful attractions, it was so nice to see this local ruin. The museum was well done in a very non-pretentious, easy to understand way. The ruins are...More

1  Thank Avlaj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a small museum that is not well kept but has some interesting exhibits, none are well displayed. The museum is not the reason to visit the site though. It is the well kept ruins and the grounds. My wife and I explored the...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is a beautiful site to visit while in San Ignacio, and doesn't take longer than 2 hours to wander through. When visiting later in the evening on a weekday before close, there is barely anyone there - you'll have the place to yourself! I...More

Thank keebey
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Very nice, small, but informative museum, beautiful ruins. Can do a self guided tour, tickets are inexpensive. Great view from the top onto San Ignacio. On the way down stop at the San Ignacio Hotel and visit the iguana conservatory (every hour on the hour...More

Thank JinxandJava
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Not so big ruins, but if you stay in San Ignacio for few days > should visit. Good for a walk for 30 min

Thank Ellina G
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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