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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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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I have only been to a handful of the ruins but this one always amazes me. There is so much to see and explore. It is spread out and there is always another building around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Trinity, Texas
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Trinity, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I have only been to a handful of the ruins but this one always amazes me. There is so much to see and explore. It is spread out and there is always another building around the next corner. We went around 4pm and were the only people there. The museum was nice but it doesn't take long as there isn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have visited many of Belize's Mayan Ruins and this site is very well laid out and the museum displays informative and interesting. The site has been developed to accomodate fairly large numbers of cruise tourists with concrete pathways leading to the ruins making it easily accessible in all weather conditions and I think would help with those visitors who... More 

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Butte, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Beautiful, we had a guide and he told us the history of this city. If your in Belize the ruins are a must.

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Eastvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very interesting history and Cruz was a great guide. It was one of two sites we visited. Beautiful scenery

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Sebastian, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went here on a cruise ship's tour, starting in Belize City. It was a long coach ride, but interesting as you traversed Belize from the Atlantic to these ruins near the Guatemalan border. (just remember these coaches don't always meet our standards - ours had no suspension in the back!) The outdoor signs were faded but the site was lovely,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great little ruin hidden away from the masses. We walked from San Ignacio centre for around half an hour to reach this ruin around sunset, it was beautiful as the sun was setting, the atmosphere was surreal as we were the only people left in the place. 5 US$ entrance was well worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Having been around a few ruins already I liked having the choice not to have a guide, when I went it was very quiet and it kind of felt like you were making your own discoveries. Very uplifting.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A short walk up the hill from San Ignacio, $5 US entry fee. We spent the morning at Cahal Pech, exploring the ruins, relaxing in the shade and watching the birds. It's a very quiet, peaceful spot. The ruins are really interesting and small enough to explore without a guide, well worth the visit. After visiting Cahal Pech, we spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This ruins up the hill from San Ignacio was small but had intact rooms and no crowds. The day we were there we saw only 10 other people. You are free to climb on all the ruins and explore inside the rooms. We were there probably 1-2 hours. Just be aware that it is quite a climb up the hill... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Nice to be free and explore the ruins, good little museum which is quite informative beforehand. Only $10 and easy to access from San Ignacio, we combined the trip with the iguana reserve, good way to spend an afternoon.

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