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“loved this little site”

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in San Ignacio
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Owner description: This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
los angeles, ca
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“loved this little site”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

great little mayan ruins. Unlike alot of them, you can see and climb this one in an hour or so. Nice and shady paths are a bonus! really enjoyed being able to walk there easily from cahal pech village resort. The little store out at the sites is great! sells ice cold water, nice souveniers, and the family that runs it is very friendly and nice.

Visited December 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A nice surprise and cute ruin”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is no Tikal, but it's a nice thing to do if you happened to be in San Ignacio.
There are park rangers you can hire once you get there as your tour guide.
Be sure to climb to the top of the temple to see Xunantunich which is 8 miles away. It's really COOL!

Visited January 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Not only uphill but also”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

there is no shade. At the top of the first hill is a market so you can buy water, snacks, juice. The site was uncrowded and shady. There were no signs to interpret things so read ahead of time or get a guide. There was a working archeology group.

Of interest, I found you could pay 10$ BLZ to the very nearby Cahal Pech Resort to have the use of their pool and WiFi for the rest of the day. Very sweet.

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta
2 reviews
“Very intimate ruin”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

I went to a lot of the ruins in the area but I really felt this one felt the most "intimate". By that I mean it is small, none of the buildings are massive, and there are tons of little corridors and alleyways to walk around in. It seemed like a hide and seek dream come true! It was easily within walking distance of our hotel Cahal Pech Resorts which was an added plus!

Visited December 2012
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“up the STEEP hill to cahal pech”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

quiet, ample time to have a look, very well-informed guide to give us all the info we couldwant on this site as well as others close by

Visited December 2012
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