Marco Gonzalez Maya Site, San Pedro

(2.6/5 based on 130+ 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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  • The site is undergoing excavation and paths are narrow and not easy to navigate as there are pottery shards, shells underfoot. It's interesting but one needs to be aware there are no typical Mayan str...  more »
  • The Marco Gonzales Maya Site located relatively far south on the island of Ambegris Caye is probably not the most awe inspiring ruin one can visit in Belize; however, it is relatively unique. Located ...  more »
  • This is all about the experience. You hike/stroll about a mile or so through the swamp on a homemade, slightly rickety boardwalk to the site. It's legit. A real Mayan site with a few artifacts still t...  more »