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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving...

This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.

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Great Ruin in heart of San Ignacio

This is a "small" ruin, but one of the oldest cities in the Maya world. It has a great museum with it that does an excellent job of providing a concise overview of Maya history... read more

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Huddleston, Virginia
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Huddleston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a "small" ruin, but one of the oldest cities in the Maya world. It has a great museum with it that does an excellent job of providing a concise overview of Maya history. The ruin itself is just a short walk and consists of very impressive & interesting buildings. The entry fee is a deal - only BZ$10.... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cahal Pech is a very compact site, with unique structures, and it is mostly in the shade! Very easy to get to from the parking lot and to walk thru. Have lunch up the hill at the Cahal Pech Resort. The view is a beautiful showcase of Belize.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cahal Pech was awesome. We walked up the hill from town to enjoy the place almost to ourselves. The grounds and museum are well kept. Lots of interesting info and artifacts to see in the museum. It was so cool to be able to (carefully) explore the Mayan site basically on our own. Guides were available for hire.

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New Harmony, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by these ruins. They are right in the town of San Ignacio. I assumed they'd be small, but not so. Good experience for the lack of difficulty to get to them and the reasonable admission price. Definitely worth stopping by if you've in San Ignacio.

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Cristo Rey, Belize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest (I believe) ruin in Belize and one of the smallest. What is so neat about it is the almost 'home-like' feeling you get (if you've been to the other larger ruins). It's a very personal experience as you walk through tunnel-like hallways and can 'feel' what it must have been like to live there. It's not... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cahel Pech is an old Mayan ruin (pre 700 AD). Despite that, it's in a good state of preservation. It occupies a hill overlooking San Ignacio. There are larger and more dramatic sites in Belize, but this site was better than I expected. Definitely worth a stop for Maya aficionados.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly not the most impressive ruins, but it's so close to town that I wouldn't miss it. We started with this one before going to several bigger ruins, and we were glad we started here. For a very small entrance fee, it was well worth it. Although not giant, still very beautiful and very accessible.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Each Mayan ruin has its unique charm and Cahal Pech is like a quiet park, perched on a hill in the middle of San Ignacio. ;You can climb in, around and through the ruins and there is a nice little museum. Well worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A moderate ( two steep hills) 20 minute walk from town. This place is nothing on Tikal but still a nice example of Mayan ruins. Only $10BZD for entry so worth a visit

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great first experience for Mayan ruins - was almost empty when we went. Worth the small admission price.

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