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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
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Basalt, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Cahal Pech were my favorite ruins. Small, but special. Go at the end of the day or early morning for the best light.

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dfw
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The ruins as always, are beautiful and awe inspiring. Easy cab ride up from San Ignacios town and easy walk down from Cahal Pech back to town.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by how much there was to see at Cahal Pech - both at the site, and in the fascinating visitor centre and displays. I'm no lingerer but I filled 2 - 2.5 hours without even trying. Lots and lots to see, inside and out. Definitely time well spent. It's an easy-ish and not unpleasant 20 minute... More

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Keewatin, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

All Mayan sites are great! Everyone is unique and this no exception. The main reason to visit Belize if you ask me.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Very close to everything, very quiet. Go with a good guide who can share his expertise and the experts best understanding of the ancient Mayans way of life. A very good museum; the best one we saw in that part of Belize.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed at Cahal Pech Resort so the ruins were literally on our doorstep. An interesting stop by best of all we were introduced to John the Guide. He took us to Xunantunich Ruins for a great tour.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had an entertaining tour of the ruins where the tour guide mixed Mayan history, archeology, and lifestyle of the people who inhabited the ruins with Mayan mysticism.

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SMac
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just a quick (hot) 15 minute walk from the hotel. If you're touring some of the other Mayan sites, make this your first ruin to visit as it's small enough to break you in. I did get a few good photos here.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

What a great site! It's hard to believe that this important Mayan site is just up the hill from downtown San Ignacio. Take the self guided tour and you won't be disappointed!

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Wilber, Nebraska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We took a taxi up from Midas resort. We were warned the hill was too steep to climb. But it wasn't. We should have walked. It was $9 BZ for the taxi and $10 BZ each for the entrance fee to walk around. This was our first mayan ruin we visited and it was a nice quiet tour we were... More

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