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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, San Ignacio

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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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  • We did it just by ourself and it was nice, different but we actually would have like to have a guide with us to explain more about the maya and how did they use the spaces.  more »
  • Need to visit even if the road is Rocky. Parking in front. Provide bottles of waters and caps even if the visit lasts an hour.
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  • We visited Xunantunich, Tikal, and Cahal Pech during our trip to Belize. Cahal Pech was a favorite of the kids because they were able to explore and climb over these ruins. It is much smaller than the...  more »

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