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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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  • In the afternoon we head Cahal Pech, a, other Mayan city just a few kilometres. Small but numerous squares and a Symphony of shapes that contrast with the spontaneous irregularities of nature I offer striking perspectives in an environment of great tranquility, almost desert. We will wander circumspect in ancient buildings from the doors as the ceilings, decorated with arches projecting stones progressive since the Mayans did not know the arch and Vault. Here though are lacking even the architraves than anywhere else I have seen superb and this I can't find reason in a local cultural specificities. The great value of this visit is the romantic solitude in which vinaggirerete in these squares, you will explore the housings of the power elite, relax to birdsong.
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  • We walk from San Ignacio centrum to this, it was a super trip - and cheap. Only 5 usd entry. Og you want a guide that was 20 usd for two. 
  • After visiting another ruin site, we decided to venture to this one, since its within town. I highly recommend a visit, its 5 USD and worth it. Its not as tall as other ruins, but it is expansive. So ...  more »