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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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Amazing Ruins

We went to Tikal the day before going to Cahal Pech; so in some aspects it was a bit 'underwhelming'. However, I would still say it was worth a visit and had a lot of interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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saint louis
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Tikal the day before going to Cahal Pech; so in some aspects it was a bit 'underwhelming'. However, I would still say it was worth a visit and had a lot of interesting structures.

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Boston
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This park was great with very interesting ruins. The area is a good size. Allow approximately 2 hours to see the whole thing. It is easy to see without a guide. It is only a 15 minute walk to the Cahal Pech Village Resort (all up hill). $9.00 US entrance fee to ruins. Wear sneakers and bring water. It will... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Unbelizable! Fascinating. Very physical if you plan to walk the stairs to the top but worth the effort to see the 360 degree view

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We went early in the morning and had the entire site to ourselves. There were Pygmy owl, mot mots, and the ruins themselves were quite nice especially considering how close they were to town.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We loved it here because we were the only people around between 5-6pm. Very beautiful to wander at your own pace and go up and down the ruins.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very interesting Mayan ruins. Small compared to Tikal, so very doable in an hour or two. Recommend taking a taxi up the hill. Guide books say it is a 15-20 minute walk up the hill, but it would really take twice that time and is very steep.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Cahal Pech is a smaller ruin but is still has as much character as the larger ruins. There are little to no road signs, unlike its neighbor Xunantunich. It is located just minutes from the San Ignacio Resort and admission is just $5 U.S. Per person. They have some tour guides there and you can also book with a guide... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What a treat this site is. Very compact and not like Caracol or Xunantunich. Just a short walk up the hill from the bus stop by the Uno garage. Great to be able to do this on public transport from San Ignacio! Keep walking up the hill a few minutes more and you can cool off and take a dip... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I ventured to San Ignacio in March of 2012 as part of a larger trip to Caracol in Belize and a day trip to Tikal in Guatemala. Cahal Pech, in Mayan meaning 'Place of Ticks' was a short walk from the nearby resort and can easily be explored on your own. It's a wonderful side trip if... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Quiet ruin site at the top of the city. Steep hike up, which is really nice, or a cheap taxi ride.Great view of San Ignacio when you leave the museum.

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