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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 November 27, 2013

My brother got married here and what a beautiful place to have a wedding! Quite the little walk up hill to the ruins from the main road, but very private.What a fantastic backdrop for pictures.

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

The fact that it was raining when my wife and I visited this site may have had something to do with the low number of people there, but that just made it even more special. Each Mayan site has its own quirks and points of interest, and this one is no difference. The history, culture, geography, topography; it's all interesting. If you like history, swing by.

Thank Aaron R
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed 3 miles from San Ignacio and did a local town day on Saturday (best day to go as this is the big market day!!) we started our day with Cahal Pech it's not a huge ruin but it is well worth the $10BZ each to walk around this Ruin and peek inside the rooms. If you want more information than they museum provides there are guides that can be hired to take you around and explain what each plaza and room was used for. If you are doing a local day take one of the bullet tree taxis up to the top and start there so that you can walk down rather than up :)

Thank Deborah J
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The site is within San Ignacio's residential area named after it - Cahal Pech. You can take a taxi cab from downtown or decide upon a short 10-15 minute hike to the site. The entrance is free on Sundays for locals and there is a museum to help you read and learn more on your own about the site.

Thank MinPinelo
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Yes, there are bigger and better ruins out there. But what I loved about Cahal Peche was the fact that it wasn't swarming with tourists. Granted I went on a rainy day, but there were only two other people there. It was really magical to get to explore the place on our own. This site is also very conveniently located, as you can walk there from San Ignacio (although be warned that the hill is steep and if you're like me and not in great shape you will get winded). A bonus for us was the Iguana Conservation Project that is on the walk to the ruins and is a fun way to spend an hour. I wouldn't bother with the independent tour guides that hang out at the front gates and try to get you to buy a tour from them. The other group that did was finished in half the time that it took for us to explore on our own. I wouldn't say to go out of your way to get to see these ruins, but if you are staying in San Ignacio and have the time they were definitely worth checking out!

Thank abbyall
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