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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Wonderful!

We stayed at The San Ignacio Resort and the tours were booked from there. Cruz, our tour guide for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Debi D
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Winter Haven, Florida
Had dinner there only.

Didn't get my money's worth. Even thou the server was trying hard the wait for our meals was over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan R
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Caye Caulker, Belize
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small site” (39 reviews)
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San Ignacio, Belize
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at The San Ignacio Resort and the tours were booked from there. Cruz, our tour guide for Cahal Peche and Xunantunich, world through the Hotel. We were the only two on the tour and I felt as tho it was a graduate seminar...More

Thank Debi D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't get my money's worth. Even thou the server was trying hard the wait for our meals was over an hour and when it arrived it was cold. The decor and setting was very nice and the views were great. May have just caught the...More

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy, inexpensive and worth the hour or two it takes to get up to the park and explore. A fun place to wander around

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These Mayan ruins are the oldest in the area which made it very interesting. What was most impressive was the staff & volunteers working/digging on a mission to uncover more treasures. They were great to share the history & their findings to educate us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small site is open early (6:00 am when we were there--although we didn't arrive until 7:00) and you may well have it all to yourselves. The staff member working that day did warn us that we might run into locals who were "crazy" and...More

1  Thank TheophaniaSeattle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If visiting San Ignacio this is a must see attraction. It is a beautiful sight to behold. And in my opinion the pictures do not accurately depict what is seen with the eye. I visited on my own and having done so it is probably...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to come here because we didn't think the kids would do well at Tikal. We were pleasantly surprised at the number of structures and all the wildlife! Read up on the history before you go as it is a self-guided tour. Be on the...More

1  Thank jonathanpalmbeach
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had about 14 hours in San Ignacio, including sleep, so we picked one thing to see and I'm glad we chose here. These ruins are centrally located and easy to get to. I imaged this would be a little podunk, but it was...More

2  Thank ForrestHarper
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cahal Pech Ruins is a combination of nature, history, wildlife and jungle. Its not one of the biggest ruins, but it holds so much history-one can only try imagine...

1  Thank BelleEscape
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This ruin is abit out of the way and therefore nice and quiet. We took a taxi for 5 Dollar, which saved a hike uphill through the outskirts of San Ignacio. On the way back we walked downhill until we bumped into a taxi. The...More

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Honneydog
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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amanda m
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
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Latecia R
November 16, 2015|
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Response from acee53 |
We took the cruiseship tour. It was worth it! We went in an air-conditioned bus with a local tour guide who is a professional in archaeology and very knowledgeable in everything related to the Mayan ruins and the history... More
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