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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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To do with guide

We did it just by ourself and it was nice, different but we actually would have like to have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Félix O
via mobile
My kid's favorite ruin site.

We visited Xunantunich, Tikal, and Cahal Pech during our trip to Belize. Cahal Pech was a favorite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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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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“mayan ruins” (103 reviews)
“close to town” (39 reviews)
“smaller site” (15 reviews)
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San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did it just by ourself and it was nice, different but we actually would have like to have a guide with us to explain more about the maya and how did they use the spaces.

Thank Félix O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Xunantunich, Tikal, and Cahal Pech during our trip to Belize. Cahal Pech was a favorite of the kids because they were able to explore and climb over these ruins. It is much smaller than the others, but the setting is beautiful and the...More

Thank kimmermako
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the lesser known Mayan ruins but is a lovely example. The attached museum is very interesting and the size of the ruins means they can be explored in half a day at leisure. Very reasonably priced- after Tikal I was dubious...More

Thank Peppy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temples aren't as tall as others and its not as big as others but its like your the explorer discovering it as you come around the corner. They left alot of the trees up to allow shade in the plazas which gives this place...More

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved walking inside and out the palace wth all its rooms and corridors. The ruins are in a walking distance from San Ignacio city center and it is very worth going!

Thank Nathália P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cahal Pech means place of ticks (it used to be a cow pasture). Its a great small Mayan site. You can explore it yourself or acquire a guide right at the entrance. The museum is also very good. Certainly worth and hour or two visit...More

Thank MikeBlan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent visit to old Mayan history and artifacts at the museum. Amazing history. If you ever go to San Ignacia, just take a cool walk up to the site and you won't regreat your visit.The old structural remains are still very solid. They had...More

1  Thank crawlingspider
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice gem in San Ignacio, a must see if you are in town. Very relaxing and very shady and a great place to meditate.

Thank Juan V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome quite place. Local no need for a cab to get there. A great place to start if your goal is to explore old maya ruins.

Thank william f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first Mayan ruin we visited and were thankful we hired a guide. Renee was pleasant and gave lots of information. If you have already had a guide at another site, then I would save the money and not hire one here. The...More

Thank Vanessa011
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Questions & Answers
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