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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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  • Beautiful temple complex close to San Ignacio. Be sure to catch the visitor centre where a good presentation of the Maya culture is given, especially in signs but also in some beautiful artifacts. Best tip? Talk to the gardeners in the complex, which work for years and the excavations themselves still have experienced. Very to be known, what they have to say, maybe even more than the guides itself
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  • We visited Xunantunich and Cahal Pech on the same day. It was reasonable to hire a taxi who waited for us as long as we wanted. The museums were good and gave us enough information and then we explore...  more »
  • Our guide to Caracol had mentioned this place, and stated we should see it as we continued our journey to Tikal. It isn't an overwhelming site, but the connection to Tikal and Caracol helped put dates...  more »