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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  • Many reviews had me concerned about adding Cahal Pech to my list of things to do during my visit to Belize. I found the ruins a great start! The ruins are simply amazing, especially at sunset. Be...  more »
  • Wow. This place was amazing and for only $5. The museum sets up the history and aspects Of the site (you can also research ahead of time online). You don’t really need a guide but it would be more...  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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