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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

Closed Now: 07:00 - 17:00
Open today: 07:00 - 17:00
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Long Drive - Worth The Visit

Although the drive was very long on poor roads the trip was worth it. We went with Belize Adventure... read more

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Nice little place

It was an amazing place to visit, worth every step up the hill to get to them. Great location for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“mayan ruins”(113 reviews)
“small site”(38 reviews)
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
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San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although the drive was very long on poor roads the trip was worth it. We went with Belize Adventure Trails and had an excellent guide - Oscar. Because it is so remote we found very few people were there. The ruins are very large and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was an amazing place to visit, worth every step up the hill to get to them. Great location for visiting on a tight budget

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Would have been better with a guide but otherwise very interesting. Well worth the visit. If you have issues with walking, it is quite a steep walk to the location, take a taxi.

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By the end of the visit my Fitbit logged us at 58 floors and we didn’t even climb all the pyramids!! It was definitely quite the sire knowing the history- you’ll see lots of monkeys everywhere and beautiful birds and trees. Tip- go early to...More

Thank LeaElle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice little museum and really cool ruins. If you’re in the area it’s worth checking out....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These ruins are a nice little side trip right in the city. it's a good place to take an afternoon trip and enjoy some food in the restaurant nearby.

Thank Odyssey67493901731
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend took me out for my birthday and we went to cahal pech expecting a good experience, but we're disappointed. The service was maybe 3 star and the food about 3 but the drinks were not more than 2. The view is good.

Thank yplett
Reviewed 6 October 2018

These are smaller ruins, very peaceful and beautiful, small groups, very quiet when we were there. Easy walk for seniors and lots of room to run like crazy for kids. Lots of shade if you need it! The drive up the last few hundred feet...More

Thank bazztravels82
Reviewed 2 October 2018

right in town! There are areas of shade for relief from the sun. A very nice and informative visitors center with artifacts and a great mural that shows what the area was like in 900 AD. Words cannot really express how grateful I was to...More

Thank dlhsandiego
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great afternoon activity if you’re staying in San Ignacio. We were particularly excited about it because it was accessible without having to book an (expensive) tour for it - you simply follow the road past the police station uphill and the signs...More

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28 November 2016|
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Response from Danny H | Reviewed this property |
No, the ruins are accessible by a path that runs at a good gradient. To full explore the ruins you might struggle up and down some of the steps but from what I remember you can walk around them on a flat surface
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19 April 2016|
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Response from NAsolavad | Reviewed this property |
I think it opens around 9am and closes sharply at 5pm. Good little tip is to get there around 4:30 and then you can stay as long as you like after it closes. I am almost sure you might be able to visit after it closes... More
Latecia R
16 November 2015|
Response from acee53 |
We took the cruiseship tour. It was worth it! We went in an air-conditioned bus with a local tour guide who is a professional in archaeology and very knowledgeable in everything related to the Mayan ruins and the history... More
13 January 2015|
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Response from Brian P | Reviewed this property |
From the Royal Caribbean cruise docked in Belize City it was $69 per person.
13 January 2015|
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Response from Robin R | Reviewed this property |
It was about $5 each. The grounds are well kept but there isn't much signage. The museum is very small.