Marco Gonzalez Maya Site, San Pedro

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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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  • The major ruins inland are the real ruins to see. These ruins are small and my kids said "rocks in the ground, wow" in sarcasm. But as an adult I enjoyed going through and reading the plaques. It is a...  more »
  • So this is a different experience than you might think about for a tour of Mayan ruins . No tall buildings but , rather a more work like site . It was an interesting self hosted walking tour . You wil...  more »
  • We decided to take the drive on a whim - the 5.3 miles seem long when you don't know where you are going. I would recommend early in the day and plan on the drive plus at least an hour. It is really a...  more »