Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, San Ignacio

4.6
#2 of 17 in Historic Sites in Belize
Journey back in time at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, one of the oldest Mayan sites in Belize. Consisting of over 30 structures, the ruins once served as the hilltop home of an elite Mayan ruling family. Wander freely through the site's many tunnels, climbing the buildings and exploring their nooks and crannies. Check out the visitor centre, where artists’ impressions of the settlement in its heyday give you sense of what life was once like here. Make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Our Cayo trip planner makes visiting Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum and other Cayo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Would have been better with a guide but otherwise very interesting. Well worth the visit. If you have issues with walking, it is quite a steep walk to the location, take a taxi.  more »
  • By the end of the visit my Fitbit logged us at 58 floors and we didn’t even climb all the pyramids!! It was definitely quite the sire knowing the history- you’ll see lots of monkeys everywhere and bea...  more »
  • It was a nice little museum and really cool ruins. If you’re in the area it’s worth checking out....  more »
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