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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Ruins oke, museum half emty

Museum was half empty, some explanation, but i walked trough it quickly. Ruins were oke, lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Enschede, The Netherlands
Wonderful experience

It was amazing that it was so close to town it was very interesting the guide was very informative... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“close to town” (38 reviews)
“mayan ruins” (96 reviews)
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San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Reviewed yesterday

Museum was half empty, some explanation, but i walked trough it quickly. Ruins were oke, lots of shade. Small site, you can walk through it quickly.

Thank Iris9999
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was amazing that it was so close to town it was very interesting the guide was very informative he took his time did not rush us and explained the ruins and the history of the Mayan people we throughly enjoyed the experience

Thank Juan R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We asked our driver to take us to Cahal Pech as we'd read it was a small ruin and near to town. When we arrived we were the only people in the park which made it feel even more special. It is only a small...More

Thank RachAucott1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very easy to reach from town. Small visitor centre and was lovely and peaceful to wonder around and get an introduction to Mayan history before the larger sites

Thank 926richardc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not too far from the town centre of San Ignacio. Cahal Pech is great for a stroll , last part is up a steep unpaved hill so be warned , and to kill a few hours and at $10BSD per person entrance ( without a...More

Thank WanderAlex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. We looked at the museum first to gather information. There are a lot of cool things to see and easy to get To from San Ignacio. This is not to be missed.

Thank wonder l
Reviewed 1 week ago

These ruins are just a mile north of town center in San Ignacio. The ruins are not as impressive as Tikal or Xunantunich, but great for being so close to the city. The museum is very informative about the Mayan culture, but a bit sparse....More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a another site where you can see Mayan ruins and get additional insight into the culture of the ancient Mayan civilization. The sights and the education were enjoyable and it is definitely worth a visit if you are staying in town. That being...More

Thank 967ModernArt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a short walk from San Ignacio Resort hotel (less than one mile). The ruins were inexpensive as a self guided tour. They were beautiful and also didn't take long to navigate. It was only a short walk to get to them once at...More

Thank adrianshmadrian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it's close to town, I'd advise treat yourself to a taxi ride up and walk back. We didn't take the guided tour that was offered, we just walked around ourselves. Maybe all the questions we had may have been answered had we taken the...More

Thank RetireReady
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Hi, would love to visit these ruins. I have had double knee replacement so climbing may be an issue. Must I climb alot to see these ruins?
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
What are the hours of operation for the ruins and for the museum?
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
How do you get there if you're traveling by cruise? Is there a taxi that takes you to this area?
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