Marco Gonzalez Maya Site, San Pedro

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#5 of 6 in Parks in Ambergris Caye
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 5,000 Mayans in 100 BCE. Bring plenty of insect repellent and wear long bottoms to protect against the ever present mosquitoes. Access to the ruins was nearly impossible before the relatively recent addition of a boardwalk, 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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  • The ruins were fascinating and our guide was very informative and delightful.Wear comfortable tennis shoes. There is a lot of walking and climbing.  more »
  • Raw archeeological site that can be self or guided with an expert. A bit out of the way, but great fun trying to find in a golf cart!  more »
  • You drive up and take off across a rustic wood plank walkway lined with huge iguanas and ending up in a lightly excavated pit house type set of Mayan ruins...other worldly!  more »
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