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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in San Ignacio
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Wonderful, educational experience and truly amazing ruins. Thank you for preserving such an important piece of human history. This ruin is particularly easy to see as it's walking distance from downtown San Ignacio.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We were staying in San Ignacio and stopped by to view the ruins which took almost two hours with a guide. We tried to visit the smaller site of Xunantunich which is further down the western highway, but it was closed due to river flooding. The month of October is the rainy season so come prepared for these outside sites.... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Carlos was a fantastic guide!!! So informative! Learned so much about the Mayan culture! Area was left mainly in it's original state which made it special!

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I really liked Cahal Pech because it showed a bit more daily living arrangement. We saw both Cahal Pech and Xunantunich in the same morning and it was a very nice balance of everyday living and ceremonial center.

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Sacramento, California
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We walked to Cahal Pech, from our rented cottage in San Ignazio. It is so close to todays "civilization" yet still so far removed from today. It is beautifully restored but still a few more mounds to uncover. We were lucky, the Tourist Police kind of adopted us and we had a very wonderful visit, full of information about the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was super neat. Unlike most Mayan Ruins these you can actually walk all around & inside them. They are not roped off in anyway.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went to this ruin because we couldn't get to the one we wanted to go to due to flooding. It wasn't as flashy or popular but still very interesting.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Within walking distance from downtown this is a must see while in San Ignacio, we took a cab there from our downtown hotel because it was late in the day and walked back to the hotel in the dark with no problems, San Ignacio is a safe town to walk around and the ruins are magical at sunset.

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Canton Center, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Cahal Pech is a ruins with escavation still in progress. While none of the structures individually had the impressive impact of Xunantunich, it presented a better feel of a Mayan village. This was especially true of the royal quarters section where the maze of rooms was quite visible. If you are in San Ignacio, it is easily walkable from most... More

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ireland
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A short walk uphill from San Ignacio, it's a small complex but well worth a look especially as a starter Mayan ruin.

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