Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, San Ignacio

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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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  • This small site is open early (6:00 am when we were there--although we didn't arrive until 7:00) and you may well have it all to yourselves. The staff member working that day did warn us that we might...  more »
  • If visiting San Ignacio this is a must see attraction. It is a beautiful sight to behold. And in my opinion the pictures do not accurately depict what is seen with the eye. I visited on my own and hav...  more »
  • Decided to come here because we didn't think the kids would do well at Tikal. We were pleasantly surprised at the number of structures and all the wildlife! Read up on the history before you go as it ...  more »
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