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Marco Gonzalez Maya Site

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Address: Southern Tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number:
+501 227-0518

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An unexpected find

Walking among ruins that are thousands of years old and few people. It is a great way to get a historical perspective of San Pedro.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Walla Walla, Washington
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Walla Walla, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking among ruins that are thousands of years old and few people. It is a great way to get a historical perspective of San Pedro.

Thank vio2let
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard about the Marco Gonzalez Mayan site and my wife located the website, so we made contact with Jan Brown who we arranged a tour with at an extremely modest price. Jan, is among other things, the manager of the site and head of the local archeological society. She very generously offered an additional seat to another guest... More 

1 Thank Ken V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

You want to see what a real archaeological site is like, this is it! Bring bug spray and a long sleeved shirt/pants. The mosquitos when you hit the land on the other side of the mangroves are fierce. This is a really neat real life dig site where you can view some really amazing pieces of Mayan culture and history!... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This site is not as grand as Caracol or Xunatunich, but it's a wonderful find. If you enjoy detail and the history of this area, go see these ruins. They're currently closed through 9/1, due to Earl, but go see them after they reopen. Easy trails, lots of broken pottery and things to see.

Thank zengirl74
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was a fascinating archeological site that is still being explored. The manager on site was very knowledgeable and provided great insight. Be prepared with water, long pants/sleeves and lots of bug spray.

Thank Elisa H
Gainesville Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This place is way off the beaten path. We took our golf cart out to it and it is off of a pot hole pitted rock road that is bone jarring for 10km. Then you have to walk 1-2 km on a partially rotten wooden dock in the heat and mangroves to get to the site. The mosquitoes are horrendous.... More 

1 Thank northfloridafolks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Just a short ride south of San Pedro, it makes the perfect quick excursion. Wear your walking shoes to truly enjoy exploring this new excavation.

Thank Teri D
San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

My son & I took a walk through Marco Gonzalez with a guide from Belize Audubon & were rewarded with sighting over 30 different types of birds, from Mangrove Warblers, Black Catbirds, Kingbirds & Yucatan Vireos to Tricolored Herons & White Ibis. It was a stellar day of birding! The area has a fascinating Mayan history which the Director, Jan... More 

Thank Sandie B
Pine, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was the worst attraction I've ever visited. The $10 US admission fee is a total rip off. There is nothing to see here but a bunch of typed up papers explaining what was here once, but no longer exists. It is not a Mayan ruin site, but a site where some type of village once sat. "See that stone... More 

Thank ColoradoTraveler420
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

THis is located on the far end of the island, We decided to go late one day, and turns out we were the only ones there. Dont expect to see Mayan pyramids , but you will see ruins and it is informational. We enjoyed the walk on the trail and it was exciting to know that once upon a time,... More 

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