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“Far but Nice”

Marco Gonzalez Maya Site
Ranked #20 of 49 things to do in San Pedro
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Dont touch the trees, wear bug spray, wear long sleeves, good shoes, water, sunscrean. not very much but nice to see while you are there.

Thank Shana2525
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Rode our bikes down on a Sunday from the resort. The 'office' is closed on Sundays but the site is open. Wandered down the path to the 'site'. You follow ribbons attached to trees and there are signs stating what was in a certain places and let me tell you, you have to have a very vivd imagination to actually think something was there. There is one excavated area where you can actually see some ruins but the rest of it is not worth the effort to get there or the bugs you have to deal with once there. We lathered up with bug spray and were still eaten alive. The area smelled like skunks and there are tons of poisonous trees as well. Left before seeing it all due to bugs and the fact that there wasn't really anything to look at. Save yourself the trip down and go see actual ruins rather than use your imagination ruins!

2  Thank kidzrn76
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

They say it's not necessarily the destination, but it's the journey that makes things worthwhile. That's definitely the case with this site. Once you arrive there, you have to walk about a quarter-mile through swampland on a boardwalk made of pallets and mismatched planks. It's well constructed, but what you really have to look out for are the huge spiders that make their webs across the boardwalk. I was told they weren't poisonous, but it was intimidating to try to pass their webs without disturbing them.

Once at the site, you'll see that the excavation is in its early stages. It was difficult to make out what the different structures were, but it may become more evident as the dig progresses.

Saw some hermit crabs and iguanas in their natural habitat and that was a highlight.

Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and take water with you. It gets pretty hot and humid there!

2  Thank BarbAndJohnB
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Was not much more than a walk through the mangroves. Went on a Sunday when visitor center is closed, so did self guided tour, probably missed a lot of things, because there was not much to see.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Don't waste your time on the drive out and especially don't waste $20 Belize dollars to see nothing....we were actually warned by the Caretaker that there was nothing to see, so saved us the heartache...just wanted to warn others....

Thank salukigirl57
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