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Description: 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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Fantastic quiet ruins!

My wife and I came late to these ruins that are very close to downtown San Ignacio. We literally had the entire place to ourselves for exploring and wandering. The ruins are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I came late to these ruins that are very close to downtown San Ignacio. We literally had the entire place to ourselves for exploring and wandering. The ruins are not the largest but are still very interesting and enchanting. There are several plaza areas where you can sit under large swaying trees and relax in the breeze!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was my first Mayan experience. It was awesome. Lots of cool structures to explore. Lots of wild life around. We saw a toucan. Our tour guide showed us several different trees, some poison, some medicinal and explained how the Mayans used them. Worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went first thing in the morning and were the only people there. The ruins are well maintained and very interesting to see. A must if you are in this region.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Not crowded at all, so fun to explore. Well maintained and restored Mayan ruins. Worth a visit if staying in town.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The ruins are beautiful. Most of them are open to explore, but the map is pretty bad so if you go by yourself it won't be very educational. Since the site is so open once you get in, please make sure you are respectful of the archaeology!

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I went at night with some friends and we were the only people there. It's a really neat little site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Spent a wonderful couple of hours in Cahal Pech, a mere stone's throw - walking distance - from San Ignacio downtown. Before taking the well-worn hikes to Caracol, Tikal and Xunantunich, check this out! A very simple but worthwhile interpretive centre with a great, potted history of Mayan culture and some wonderful little artefacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We booked this as an excursion from the cruise ship. Though the trip to the ruins was a bit disconcerting - a long ride through a lot of poverty - the guide on the bus was very informative and made the trip entertaining. The ruins were awesome as they were left in a state that one could envision how the... More 

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Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited Cahal Pech on a down day when we did not have other activities booked. The tall pyramid is fun to climb and has shade on the top. Spend about an hour here mostly visiting with the few other visitors to the site. Mostly shaded and not crowded, worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Beautiful set of runs high above San Ignacio. A 15 minute walk from the town - or 10 minutes walk from the San Ignacio Resort hotel. Lots of welcome shade while climbing around the ruins too. These are in some ways better excavated/reconstructed than other ruins, with lots of chambers and courtyards to explore

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