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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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Nice ruins, worth a look

I would recommend going to the ATM caves rather than these ruins but still cool to see. A lot has been re concreted though

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I would recommend going to the ATM caves rather than these ruins but still cool to see. A lot has been re concreted though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Our first maya site we visited. Short distance out of San Ignacio with the car. 5 mins. As already said in previous reports, small, quiet but as impressive as a maya site should be. Entrance fee is 10 bzd. Often read 10 USD but its 10 bzd (5 USD at time of visit). A small visitor centre gives info about... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

While these ruins are smaller than others I have seen, they are still worth the trip. You can walk on them and through the different walkways and rooms, which is not always possible at Mayan sites. There is plenty of shade from the numerous trees that are present.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very cool that these ruins are only a ten minute walk from the town of San Ignacio. While it was cool to take a walk through and explore everything, it would have been nice to have a guided tour to inform us of what we were seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved this site. It's small and near town, so it's a great short trip if you are staying in San Ignacio. The ruins have been beautifully excavated and preserved. There is, though, some modern day--a little too modern day--graffiti on top of one of the structures. Be nice, people!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Approximately 2 hours form Belize city located in the town of San Ignacio, is a well conserved and protected Mayan ruins. different to other Mayan ruins you can walk through all the structures and even climb them and try to imagine how the past was in that place. The nature surrounding the ruins will make you feel inside a live... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A great self tour. Museum on the way in was informative. You can wander around this ruin in about an hour. It is a 10-15 min walk to town. It is up on a hill. We saw toucans. It is well preserved, yet small. The gift shop is the best in town, we bought several pieces of local art there.... More 

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EL CAMPO TEXAS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a nice small museum at the top of the hill near Cahal Pech. It was nice and had some good historical items in it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Many thanks to our tour guide Cruz, he was so knowledgeable about this ruin!! Easy to get to, easy to walk around. My husband and I learned so much about the Myan culture. We stayed in San Ignacio May 2014, Excellent time to travel to Belize.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took a taxi from our hotel to Cahal Pech. It would have been a long walk, especially the last part of the walk. This last part consists of a very rocky road, difficult walking. The ruins were fantastic, and the gift shop was great also. We were fortunate to see the two toucans that occupy the grounds. They were... More 

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

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