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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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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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Incredible ruins!

When you take the ferry you can ask the ferry operator for a travel guide. Ask for Ramos as he is a wealth of knowledge and will take you on an incredible journey. Much better to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 10, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2015

When you take the ferry you can ask the ferry operator for a travel guide. Ask for Ramos as he is a wealth of knowledge and will take you on an incredible journey. Much better to have your own private tour guide for a fraction of the cost of the large group tours. He even accompanied us to Barton Creek... More 

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Hamburg
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2015

Its a 20min walk from San Ignazio downtown. The site is rather small, but you are free to climb everywhere We were alone in the ruins, there are not much tourists at this site

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Thank c0y
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84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

This was a surprisingly fun visit. When we went there it was just us and the ruins, making it one of more enjoyable Mayan ruin experiences. Unlike many of the many other sites, this place has cool little corridors to explore. Defiantly a good start up.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

It's really easy to access via car as it's on a hill in San Ignacio. The best part I would say is that there aren't large crowds passing through so it feels like you have the entire place to yourself. However, the ruins are relatively small compared to other locations and yest the entrance fee is the same. If you... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

A neat ruin at the top of the hill in San Ignacio. Not as large as many of the surrounding Mayan sites, but definitely worth a visit and easy to access. As with many of the ruins in Belize and Guatemala, climbing is permitted and you can climb all over the temples, ball courts and residential buildings for a closer... More 

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

Close to town, stop in for an hour or so. We went to two ruins, the other being Xunantunich. I enjoyed Cahal Pech because it was left more natural looking, as it would after being deserted for hundreds of years (tall trees in the courtyards, etc.) Great for natural landscape photos with ruins amongst the foliage. Because there are so... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stopped by this place before leaving down to check out what a Mayan Mansion looked like. We were the only folks there and explored the ruins for about an hour on our own.

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Thank TommyTank64
Belmopan, Belize
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

Cahal Pech is not Tikal. It is not Caracol. There is nothing monumental. But that is why it is charming. It is located right in town, so it is easy to get to. The many times I have been there it is never crowded with other tourists, sometimes having the place to myself, to enjoy the quiet. The architectural difference... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is located behind a gas station, no lie. It was still a very impressive site., very easy to visit.

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Trinity, Texas
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61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have only been to a handful of the ruins but this one always amazes me. There is so much to see and explore. It is spread out and there is always another building around the next corner. We went around 4pm and were the only people there. The museum was nice but it doesn't take long as there isn't... More 

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