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Marco Gonzalez Maya Site

Opens in 21 min: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Hard to Rate but I really enjoyed it

Ok if you are expecting a fully developed site Marco is not for you. This site is very raw and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
189pjw
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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Interesting site

Ventured way down on the Caye to visit. It does not appear that too many people head down there to... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
kimshe2
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Hollywood, Maryland
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A 2000 year old Mayan Archaeological Reserve. A jungle experience while touring this almost "virgin" site. No temples here. But the recent clearing of the house sites will give you a sense of the life of the Maya Traders.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Southern Tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok if you are expecting a fully developed site Marco is not for you. This site is very raw and gritty. When we arrived the gate was open but no one was around and none of the 3 outbuildings (small sheds) were open. So we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this week during times that were posted as open but it was locked up and closed. I'm not sure if that is a permanent or temporary thing and there were no sign explaining why it wasn't open. I suggest contacting them before making...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank likethewind27
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Ventured way down on the Caye to visit. It does not appear that too many people head down there to visit. Very interesting, and the guide/ranger was very helpful. Make sure you take plenty of mosquito repellent - they were relentless!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kimshe2
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is a Mayan ruins site that is still in the process of being excavated. It is roughly 30-40 minutes south of the town of San Pedro by golf cart(the primary mode of travel here). Our guide, "Jerry" picked us up at our hotel and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bruceberwald
Reviewed November 9, 2018

The ruins were fascinating and our guide was very informative and delightful.Wear comfortable tennis shoes. There is a lot of walking and climbing.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Caren S
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Raw archeeological site that can be self or guided with an expert. A bit out of the way, but great fun trying to find in a golf cart!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank OOOTTAFAGVSH
Reviewed September 18, 2018

You drive up and take off across a rustic wood plank walkway lined with huge iguanas and ending up in a lightly excavated pit house type set of Mayan ruins...other worldly!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank peggygascon
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This is a cool site, and great information. Do NOT forget your mosquito spray. Guides are great, and this was super cool to see how they are putting everything together.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank drdental13606
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Definitely an authentic site, with lots of interesting content. The walk to the site on a long boardwalk gave opportunities to see plenty of great wildlife. However, unfortunately the insects cannot be understated - we had to leave without seeing the whole site as a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alanp697
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The site is not well-maintained and could use a good cutting back of overgrowth to reveal what's there. Access is about a 1/4 mile long wooden walk raised above the mangrove water and bug spray is an ABSOLUTE MUST. To really see Mayan ruins, leave...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Seaside547630
January 9, 2019|
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Response from alanp697 | Reviewed this property |
On a golf cart, probably about 30-40 mins - it's very bumpy once you head south of San Pedro. Not sure of timings with other modes of transport.
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elkayvee
November 24, 2018|
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It took about 25 minutes by golf cart from Victoria House heading away from San Pedro. If you contact the site, you can arrange for someone to guide you.
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