Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, San Ignacio

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#2 of 13 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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  • October 4, 2017
    Cahal Pech is a small site, but it is worth visiting. I definitely enjoyed walking around the two main plazas, which look somehow invaded by the jungle. You can still see trees on top of the Mayan wal...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    After being in San Ignacio for a few days and being submitted to long trips to see the wonderful attractions, it was so nice to see this local ruin. The museum was well done in a very non-pretentious,...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    There is a small museum that is not well kept but has some interesting exhibits, none are well displayed. The museum is not the reason to visit the site though. It is the well kept ruins and the groun...  more »

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