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 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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  • Not a recommended destination but if in San Ignacio why not walk up the hill the Cahal Pech and see the museum? It had some nice timelines in it of Maya history in the area.  more »
  • It is a nice day Activity to do if you are in the area. The site is well kept and you can safely tour without a guide.  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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