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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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Enjoy the history without the crowds!

We did the green iguana project and Cahal Pech, both on foot from San Ignacio in one long afternoon! This is, as others have mentioned, much smaller ruin site than some. That... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We did the green iguana project and Cahal Pech, both on foot from San Ignacio in one long afternoon! This is, as others have mentioned, much smaller ruin site than some. That said, it's no less fascinating. In fact, we enjoyed the proximity to town and the smaller scale as there were far less people here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very difficult to find. The sign to the site is not visible. It is located in the upper part of the San Ignacio city. Small site. Easy to access from downtown. Museum gives some background about the Mayan history. If you come early during the day, there is a group of archeologists that are digging and they are nice to... More 

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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a small and beautiful ruins just up the hill from the Town area of San Ignacio. Great little site to do on your own and spend an afternoon since it's very shady. Nice little museum at the entrance very informative before you walk back to the site itself. Really recommend visiting while in San Ignacio.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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

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

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