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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. Plan your visit to Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cayo family vacation planner.
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  • These ruins were a bit on the small side. However they made up for it in a grand way. What was there spoke powerfully to the history and one could not describe it in words they'd have to see it for th...  more »
  • This site is located on a hill overlooking San Ignacio (take a taxi from town and then you can walk back down). Be sure to spend time inside the museum as this was helpful to us in understanding the c...  more »
  • Cahal Pech is a small site in San Ignacio that is well worth a visit. The museum has some good information and archeologists are still learning more and more about the site and its Mayan inhabitants. ...  more »