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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 6:59 AM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:59 AM
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
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San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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All reviews mayan ruins close to town small ruin smaller site steep hill great site ruin site walk around entrance fee maya site self guided couple of hours well worth the visit own pace sites belize ticked
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We explored yesterday and had a great time, plus there are new areas being uncovered and studied as we speak so it is always evolving. Highly recommend

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank daisylovespuppies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The area can be reached by foot from downtown, be sure to carry water with you since the temperatures can get high and there are hardly shops on the road. You should take your mosquito repellent and suncream as well. The ruins are accompanied by...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bowi72
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We also visited Xunantunich and even though Cahal Pech is smaller, it is much easier (seeing as it is in town) and much more informative. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MichaelJamesCole
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Small area of ruins just on the edge of town. These ruins are not as grand and "famous" as others in the area but are still a quite nice place to explore for an hour or so. And you can get up close and personal!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jenni107
Reviewed August 10, 2019

We had airline issues and lost a day of vacation at airports. We really wanted to see Cabal Pech. It opened at 6 am so we showed up bright and early. We hired a guide who was there. His name was hector and he was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KimFresno
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We stayed nearby, so it was easy to spend a couple of hours at the site and not feel overwhelmed. As compared to other sites in the area, Cahal Pech is really quite small. The nice thing about the site is that it is relatively...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

I visited for about an hour on a Sunday afternoon and had the entire site to myself. Entrance fee is minimal. There are some local tour guides who hang out at the entrance and try to get you to buy a guided tour but I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

I'd been to Tikal in Guatemala the day before, so perhaps my expectations were a little high going into this. However, it's just a short drive or longish walk from the heart of San Ignacio, so it's worth walking around and checking out the ruins...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TX_Traveler93
Reviewed July 23, 2019

We viewed all that museum held, very chronological time line, the grounds are wonderful and enchanting. A must see when you are in San Ignacio.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ashley32940
Reviewed July 22, 2019

This place was literally next door to where we were staying so easy to visit. We spent about 40 minutes in the museum first and then walked to the site along beautifully landscaped walkways. The site is well excavated and very interesting. Worth every penny...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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November 28, 2016|
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Response from Danny H | Reviewed this property |
No, the ruins are accessible by a path that runs at a good gradient. To full explore the ruins you might struggle up and down some of the steps but from what I remember you can walk around them on a flat surface
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April 19, 2016|
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Response from NAsolavad | Reviewed this property |
I think it opens around 9am and closes sharply at 5pm. Good little tip is to get there around 4:30 and then you can stay as long as you like after it closes. I am almost sure you might be able to visit after it closes... More