Marco Gonzalez Maya Site, San Pedro

(2.5/5 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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  • Walking among ruins that are thousands of years old and few people. It is a great way to get a historical perspective of San Pedro. 
  • We had heard about the Marco Gonzalez Mayan site and my wife located the website, so we made contact with Jan Brown who we arranged a tour with at an extremely modest price. Jan, is among other things...  more »
  • 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 »