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Marco Gonzalez Maya Site

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Address: Southern Tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Watch out for the bugs and poison trees

Yes, we actually walked the 1/4 mile boardwalk through the mangrove swamp to get to the Maya site. Saw ibis and night herons and other cool birds on the walk out. That was a fun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2015
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Frederick, Maryland
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Morrison, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Ten US dollars to get eaten alive....I would skip it. Long walk on uneven boards that are just dying to give way. Tons of hermit crabs was about the only cool thing here. Poisonous trees that have signs on them not to touch, makes you wonder what the tree roots are that you are stepping on, in flip flops.

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Frederick, Maryland
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Yes, we actually walked the 1/4 mile boardwalk through the mangrove swamp to get to the Maya site. Saw ibis and night herons and other cool birds on the walk out. That was a fun adventure before we got to the Mayan site. This is really an undeveloped site with pottery and artifacts still lying on the ground. A few... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The ruins were interesting and the guide very informative,but getting there from AC was a journey that included too long a boat ride and time spent on a bus

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Orangeville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

The only Maya sight on the island. We discovered it on the day it was not open so did not engage in a tour which probably would have made it more interesting. Seems a little underfunded but has potential. The boardwalk is created from various types of wood so you have to watch your footing as your walk through the... More 

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Folsom, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

This site is said to be only 15% uncovered. There is not much to see, but the mangrove forest and raw archaeological site is interesting. It gave us a destination for our bike ride anyway. Costs $10 USD/pp. Recommend bug spray and long pants/shirt sleeves. Swatting with a fan is also very effective but limited my ability to enjoy the... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

We were there because some locals told us about it and we had some curiosity, but the place is more like a forest and not what we expected, maybe they can improve the place a bit, but our guide was great and made a good job.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

My daughter went here and although she said it was interesting, it was insect infested. She was given a hat with bug netting; however had to cut the tour short due to the fact that she was getting bitten. She had 30% Deet bug repellent on. Imagine what she would have been like without that? She had welts for days.... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

This is for adventure seekers. A look at a rustic site but the journey through the mangroves along a rickety wood plank ways is awesome. Keep an eye out for crocodiles too!

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We rode our bikes out--it is a long way and we didn't pick the best time of day. There isn't much on the site other than mounds and the bugs are truly ferocious. If you want a guided tour must reserve 24 hrs in advance and I'd recommend it. Onsite person was very knowledgeable and gave us both more bug... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

Site is hard to get to and undeveloped. May be more worthwhile in a few years, but didn't really feel like it was worth it yet.

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