Marco Gonzalez Maya Site, San Pedro
(2.5/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Those interested in Mayan history will be find a lot to appreciate at Marco Gonzalez Maya Site, where 2,000-year-old ruins lie tucked within a mangrove forest. The site offers guided archaeological tours, as well as ecotours focusing on the local wildlife. Along the way, informative signs explain the history of the site--home to some 20,000 Mayans in 100 BCE. Tours include the performance of a traditional dance by native dancers. Bring plenty of insect repellent and wear long bottoms to protect against the rampant mosquitoes. Access to the ruins was nearly impossible before the relatively recent addition of a drawbridge, which today serves many visitors. To visit Marco Gonzalez Maya Site and other attractions in San Pedro, use our San Pedro vacation planner.
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  • You want to see what a real archaeological site is like, this is it! Bring bug spray and a long sleeved shirt/pants. The mosquitos when you hit the land on the other side of the mangroves are fierce. ...  more »
  • This site is not as grand as Caracol or Xunatunich, but it's a wonderful find. If you enjoy detail and the history of this area, go see these ruins. They're currently closed through 9/1, due to Earl, ...  more »
  • This was a fascinating archeological site that is still being explored. The manager on site was very knowledgeable and provided great insight. Be prepared with water, long pants/sleeves and lots of bu...  more »