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“Self Tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
San Ignacio, Belize
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Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in San Ignacio
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Owner description: This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
Wilber, Nebraska, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Self Tour”
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 able to take.

Visited February 2014
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“convenient stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

the ruins are easy to get to from town, and the museum is informative. It is well maintained and easy to see if the time is short on your visit.

Visited February 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Wonderful smaller ruin site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a nice Mayan site. It's very old and has been well excavated. You can see rooms at various levels. We hired a guide (Juan) for $30 and it was well worth it. Very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Visited February 2014
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Abbotsford, Canada
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“Very accessible”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Cahal Pech was an easy 10-minute walk from our hotel. Though humble in comparison to other Mayan ruins, we were glad we visited this site. It has a very nice small museum. There were very few people on-site, and strolling through the ruins among the trees was very pleasant and peaceful.

Visited February 2014
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Missoula, Montana
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“Small, but interesting ruins worth exploring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Cahel Pech is the perfect activity if you've got a few hours in San Igancio and don't quite know what to do. An excellent visitor center provides a plethora of background information about the site and its history.

After a very short walk you're taken back in time and are set loose to explore several small plazas. The ruins almost felt maze-like at times full of surprises.

I'd highly recommend making at stop here.

Visited February 2014
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