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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in San Ignacio
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums
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Owner description: This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We had already spent two days at Tikal when we walked up the hill to spend the afternoon at Cahal Pech. They are quite different and both are very much worth the visit. The museum is informative and its display of artifacts is quite impressive while wandering through the site itself was like a quiet stroll through a lush green... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The ruins are nice, but not as big as others. They are close to town, and are worth a visit. But don't miss the larger ruins.

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Sandy, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

These ruins are amazing. The only thing I disliked is we didn't have a guide with us so we just wandered thru on our own. I'm sure we missed a lot of info doing it this way. We got there too late. They still made us pay but didn't offer a guide.

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Kirkland, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place is right in town and great to visit on your own. Lot's of tour guides overcharging for information though, you can do this one on your own. Read up a little first and then do the visit. Well preserved and nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Goldendale
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The museum was very well done and informative and the location easy to access from San Ignacio. A great Mayan Ruins location to visit prior to seeing the larger sites.

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San Ignacio Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One of my favourite place to visit and share with my guest, Cahal Pech Mayan Site is located only 20 minutes walk from downtown San Ignacio Town, Cayo or a ten minute walk uphill from the junction of of Benque Viejo Road with the Western Highway. Cahal Pech is located on an imposing hill that overlooks the twin towns of... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a great site. Smaller than the other sites, Cahal Pech was more intimate because of its size. Nobody bothers you as you walk in the royal quarters and bedrooms. Its awesome!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Close to city we took a taxi there and walked back to town. Able to wander and look. Wonderfully nice Museum full of information.

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New Westminster, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited this place after going to Xunantunich. Although not as restored as the other ruins, it was still an educational experience. And considering how close it is to San Ignacio (a 20 minute walk or 5 minute cab ride), it's well worth it to go.

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Sidney, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a great site to visit, within walking distance of San Ignacio which is a bonus as you don't have to involve any tour guides, drives and speeches. Just venture out on your own and you control the time you are there, and return. It was great being able to crawl around in the ruins, just as they would... More

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