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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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+501 664-5446
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Mon 7:00 am - 6:59 am
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Mayan Pyramids practically in town

Cahal Pech is an interesting Mayan site. Not to be missed if you are staying in San Ignacio. Pyramids are not very tall but the sight is fair size. We drove there but it is an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Newmarket, Canada
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Newmarket, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cahal Pech is an interesting Mayan site. Not to be missed if you are staying in San Ignacio. Pyramids are not very tall but the sight is fair size. We drove there but it is an easy uphill walk from any hotel in town. Very quiet in the late afternoon with lots of trees for shade. Great place to sit,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This ruin is at the top of the hill in San Ignacio. It is $10BZ to get in, but I think you can just walk around the pay-to-enter through the museum and stroll through the "park" for free. It is worth it if you're in town and have an extra hour or so. Well maintained, not crowded and shady and... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only advantage of Cahal Pech over Xunantunich is that it is in San Ignacio but not in the center though. The price for Cahal Pech and Xunantunich is the same if I remember correct - 10 US$. If Xunantunich deserves 10 bucks, Cahal Pech does not. It is much smaller and less attractive. I would have not done it... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked to Cahal Pech ruins our first day in San Ignacio. The ruins are quite nice and very accessible from town..A good introduction into the Mayan ruins in this area and a very peaceful place.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Canal Pech was my favorite Mayan site. Caracol and Xunantunich were awesome but there was something about the peace and quiet and "never ending" rooms to explore here that made it so interesting. It lacked the grand majesty of a huge center monument captured by camera but offered much more in room after room, building after building of exploring and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the site although there wasn't a lot of interpretive information available. If that was improved I would have given it 5 stars. Nice gift shop on property.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These ruins were right beside the hotel we stayed in. We were pleasantly surprised by how well maintained they were and interesting. Reasonable admission.

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cahal Pech is a wonderful place to really get a feel of the ancient Mayan Civilisation. Although not as impressive as other sites in terms of size or number of buildings, this place gives the chance to wander at your leisure and be totally immersed in the history without jostling/waiting in line for a photo opportunity. It's easier to concentrate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last stop after an extended tour of Xunantunich, but what a refreshing perspective it offered as we didn't realize just how different each ruin is and how much variation there is in building, site size and all. Did the ruins as a walk through by ourselves, but it would be beneficial to hire a guide.

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San Pedro, Belize
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cahal Pech, or "Tick City" it's Mayan translation, is a relatively small Mayan ruin located at the top of the hill in San Ignacio. It's a very tightly packed ruin site but has a number of excavated buildings. It's not as dramatic as Xunantunich or as large as Caracol but if you are close by stop in and check it... More 

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