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“Close to town”

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in San Ignacio
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Owner description: This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
Reviewed October 1, 2012

It's a conveniently located ancient ruin. And for only $5 USD. You'll only need about 60 minutes, but it's not at all touristy. It's a pretty interesting, but small, site.

It's a bit of a hike to get here.

Thank Richard T
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

You honestly would not be able to tell that this was here from the front. But if you are in San Ignacio, this little spot is a must. The ruins are in various states of repair. But there is enough to see and really appreciate. It cost $5 US for admission. It's self guided. You only need about 60-90 minutes for this spot.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This mayan ruin is close to town and some of the buildings have been recently found and available to the public. On the day that we were there, only 3 others were there too so we had the place to ourselves. It is much cooler here than the other local mayan ruin, Xunantunich which can be just too hot to go to in the afternoons.
Well worth the hour or so it will take to see this site and as it is so close to town it is hard not to miss this.

Thank TrishC
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Cahal Pech is conveniently close to downtown San Ignacio and cheap. Good for backpackers who get into town and have a half day to explore before doing their tours on their full days. This site is very small, should only take about 30min or so to explore the site.

Thank Jason691
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Almost in the heart of the city of San Ignacio, sits this little gem of a ruin. Its magnificent in its own right due to the unique layout. Different from any other. Dont miss it.

Thank slyshashee
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