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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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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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very nice place very early in the morning

very nice place very early in the morning. We daughter walked about 2 hours and accept nothing less than a human. Very beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

very nice place very early in the morning. We daughter walked about 2 hours and accept nothing less than a human. Very beautiful.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went here as 2nd part of our Mayan ruins tour with Caves Branch. As with Xunantunich not many around and our private guide from Caves Branch was a wealth of Mayan knowledge. Enjoyed this Mayan Ruin just as much as Xunantunich. I also highly recommend a visit here along with Xunantunich if in San Ignacio. The best is with a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Quiet place to enjoy the ruins. We went early in the morning and had the place completely to ourselves.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There is something special about this place. It's small, intimate and old. I wandered all over the ruins. I could imagine when it was a bustling settlement. I thought I heard whispers. A guide might have been helpful but the small museum explained a lot. I didn't feel like I missed much for even scholars continue to speculate about the... More 

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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cahal Pech is a Maya site located in San Ignacio Cayo.It is a wonderful walk going through the site,to know that thousands of years ago the Maya where once walking here.It is so amazing to know how creative and talented the Mayans where in building these structures.Cahal Pech is great Mayan site to visit getting the experience and knowledge how... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The day I visited there were not a lot of other visitors, so it was nice to explore at my own pace and a great opportunity to take photos without a bunch of strangers in them. There's not a lot of information on the grounds, beyond the little museum so it was fun to just explore and speculate about what... More 

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Hahnbach, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Cahal PechMayan Ruins , while the name "place of the ticks" made me a bit skeptical, were such a pleasant surprise. We had visited Xunantunich earlier the same day we went to Cahal Pech resort for dinner later. Some of us decided to go exploring and check them out. They did not disappoint. I think we all agreed we... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were completely on our own in these ruins - no one else in sight. There are still trees growing out of the sides of the temples. Probably only a 1-2 hour visit, but an outstanding stop.

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New Washoe City, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice small historical museum connected with the site! Beautiful drive from San Ignacio Hotel. Lovely small museum connect to the site. We did not appreciate being solicited by the guides looking for business.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Even though we visited other ruins with guides, we really enjoyed these ruins as well. The small museum was informative, and the grounds themselves were really quiet. We were there before closing and there's such a special energy about this place which is amplified come sunset. There was a local/unofficial guide who was very knowledgeable while we were there, making... More 

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Address: Address: San Ignacio, Belize
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo  >  San Ignacio

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