Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, San Ignacio

4.7
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 San Ignacio and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Although smaller than most in the area, this was by far our favorite! There were rooms to go in, passages to walk through, and an all around more hands on and clear experience of what Mayan life was.....  more »
  • Cahal Pech is different from most other Mayan ruins. It was definitely a place where people LIVED as well as celebrated. The courtyards are different, the pyramids are unique, the passageways...  more »
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  • We spent 2 hours here climbing, exploring, wandering, and wondering. Guide not really needed (IMO), part of the appeal is the splendid quiet. Toucans in the trees and a view of Guatemala to the west.
  • Excellent museum and great story board depicting the what, when, and how. Worth the visit.
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