Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, San Ignacio

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Journey back in time at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, one of the oldest Mayan sites in Belize. Consisting of over 30 structures, the ruins once served as the hilltop home of an elite Mayan ruling family. Wander freely through the site's many tunnels, climbing the buildings and exploring their nooks and crannies. Check out the visitor centre, where artists’ impressions of the settlement in its heyday give you sense of what life was once like here. Make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Our San Ignacio trip planner makes visiting Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum and other San Ignacio attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • - Reachable from the city centre on foot in about 30 min. However, you have to overcome a few ascents - admission per person 5 BZD - you only see a small collection of finds inside the building - the ruins can be seen outside. These can also be climbed - At the time of my visit, further excavations had been carried out. In the future there will be more ruins to admire - Depending on your interest you can spend a good hour/ 1.5 hours there - the facility is also nice for a picnic
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  • These Mayan ruins were beautiful. You get to wander inside the ruins. In the main building keep your eyes open for a tunnel that leads out to the rain forest and let’s you explore another section of t...  more »
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  • We were fortunate enough to have rented the house right in front of the Cahal Pech ruins. Casa de Cahal Pech. This is a smaller ruin but a must see.
  • Great place
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