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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  • We rode bikes down from San Pedro. A 5 mile dusty and hot trip. I guess based on the descriptions I read in the Rough Guide and on line I was expecting to see some established Mayan ruins. The site co...  more »
  • There is not a lot to see as this was just a small fishing and possibly a salt production village but interesting to imagine how they survived 500 years ago  more »
  • Long walk into the main plaza was worth it. Maya priest, special blessing (reflected post contact with Our Father!) with copal incense and beautiful dancers. Much work has been done to make the site m...  more »
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