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Address: Cayo District | Southwest of San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: +501 625-6976
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Description: This Mayan ruin features a 130-foot tall pyramid and impressive stone...
This Mayan ruin features a 130-foot tall pyramid and impressive stone carvings.
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We were going to skip the ruins at first because we weren't sure how interesting it would be for our kids (9&7). They loved it!!! The climb to the top isn't for the faint of heart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were going to skip the ruins at first because we weren't sure how interesting it would be for our kids (9&7). They loved it!!! The climb to the top isn't for the faint of heart but worth it!! Beautiful 360 degree views of the site! Mayan history is fascinating!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The ruins were incredible! Our guide was wonderful and made the ruins come alive. He was knowledgeable about the history, the current archaeological digs, and local culture. We climbed to the top and the view was very impressive. The climb was physical and not for those afraid of heights. There are no hand rails and the steps are irregular. It... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is still an active site. There are several folks working to clear, yet to be revealed, treasures. There are a couple of places that they are excavating and sifting through all the dirt being removed. They also have several new buildings where they are putting together the pictures and story of the site for their "museum." It is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

These ruins are set in a beautiful area, the views are great from higher up on the temple. The higher part of the temple is a bit trying if you are afraid of heights, but you only have to go up to the midway point to see the beautiful friezes on the sides. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Perfectly combinable with cahal pech on one day when you have a car (without guide). Located near the guatemalan border right before the town of benque viejo del carmen. To reach the site you need to take the ferry accross the Mopan river. The ferry can accomodate a few cars, is free and runs througout the day from 0800-1500. When... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Wow it was great, so much history, we had a guide name Mark Mcfield, he was fantastic he knew his history .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Amazing ruins! They were smaller than some of the others, but the location made them easy for us to get to for a half a day trip. I highly recommend going with a guide. The ruins are still being excavated and there are zero signs around the ruins to explain what you are looking at. A guide really makes it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We left our minibus and crossed a river on a hand-cranked ferry, but luckily there were cars waiting for us on the other side (arranged by our tour company) as it's a bit of a trek up the hill otherwise. At the top we found a relatively small (compared to other sites we visited) grass area with three main temples,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I would definitely recommend coming here. The temple is huge and there is a spectacular view from the top. You have to take a ferry across the river to get to these ruins. The ferry will hold 4 cars at a time. My recommendation is that you do not wait until the last minute to leave the ruins for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

While this site is smaller than others I have seen, I really enjoyed it. You can climb to the top of many of the pyramids and temples. The site is still being excavated which was fascinating to see. The small ferry over the river was unusual and fun. There are several shady spots to sit in and observe from.

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Address: Cayo District | Southwest of San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: +501 625-6976
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo

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