Marco Gonzalez Maya Site, San Pedro

2.5
#5 of 6 in Nature in Belize Cayes
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. Add Marco Gonzalez Maya Site to your San Pedro travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Pedro trip planner .
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  • Bring your DEET filled repellent on this one because the mosquitoes are vicious. We rented a golf cart and took the road all the way south to get to this archaeological site. At the entrance, they pro...  more »
  • Very disappointing- not worth bumpy, dirt road trip- little to see--cannot recommend--waste of time--$10 entrance fee  more »
  • This place isn't worth the long trip to the south end of the island to see in my opinion. If you've ever seen any other Mayan sites, this will be a disappointment.  more »

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