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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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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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Small set of ruins in San Ignacio. Easy to walk through and explore on your own. Doesn't compare to the larger ruins, such as Tikal, but worth taking the time to check out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TreyF34
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small set of ruins in San Ignacio. Easy to walk through and explore on your own. Doesn't compare to the larger ruins, such as Tikal, but worth taking the time to check out.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place and not as busy as some of the more famous ruins. Just as impressive and we managed to visit whilst no one else was around.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first Maya ruin visit on our Belize trip. These ruins are small in comparison to other sites, but not uninteresting. We took a taxi there (uphill) from San Ignacio but walked back. There is a small museum on site but otherwise you just need to walk through the ruins. Entrance fee is 10 dollars per person if... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a small complex but it took us one hour to explore each part of the ruins. We were the only visitors. It is better to come early in the morning to avoid the heat. 5 BZ dollar pp for entrance fee.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After being starved of activities due to the hurricane, coming here was a breath of fresh air. Although not the biggest ruins, they were easily accessible, well maintained and a good amount of information was readily available. It was fun to climb some of the ruins.. although scary to come down the on very steep one! At the bottom of... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A steep climb up to the ruins! But for BZ £10 the ruins at Cahal Pech were great to full an afternoon or morning in San Ignacio. Climbing up the ruin, crouching through doorways and passages, and reading about Cahal Pech in the small museum is a great activity for all ages and groups. It's also much quieter than most... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although initially we did not intend to hire a guide, we were glad we did. Our guide Goldberg offered his services at the entrance of Cahal Pech and we found him to be extremely informative and entertaining. H was able to give us a rich background on Mayan history and we were able to use this knowledge to help us... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful ruins right on the edge of town. Cheap entry fee. You can go guided or alone, I recommend alone. If you are in or near San Ignacio, it is well worth your time. You can easily spend a few hours wandering around looking at everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost didn't get to see any of the Mayan ruins because of the hurricane!! But on the last day we were suppose to leave we got lucky!! Small, but so happy we got to see a part of history before our trip ended! I recommend not going on a tour to see it! Do it on ur own!

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us visited here recently. It is well worth the $5 US to get in to the museum and grounds. They have steps with handrails to help you get to the back of the ruin. Very nice. Good grounds and easy to walk around

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