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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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  • We drive up to cahal pech on a Saturday after the market. It was fairly empty, and we had the fortune of hiring a guide who was waiting in the parking lot. He was hot, and probably tired, but as he re...  more »
  • Great site and relatively free of visitors while we where there. It is open till 6 pm but you can stay later as there is no gate. The museum does close around 530pm. We arrived at 4pm and had the plac...  more »
  • Many people think that by being in the city perhaps they have nothing special, but the reality is different. I lived in Belize a few years and able to visit most of its ruins. For me it is a real, natural passion to lose myself in a Mayan city and not tell while I step there. I again Cahal Pech in a reunion with my past, to enjoy in solitude of the ruins and activate a Mayan Oracle I received as a gift from an elderly woman. For my Maya represent magic, intelligence, have a unique mysticism, a story that excites me and is part of my. I came on this occasion several hours, I sat down to meditate, enjoy each closed site, enjoy the wind, from the trees, every inch of the place. Bring water, food, my raincoat, boots and ideal garment for any eventuality. While she came down to San Ignacio it began to rain, enjoy that happy rain, had special clothing and was not impediment to my walk. I saw it as a gift of the gods and that piece of magical forest I purified and preparing for times to come.
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