Journey back in time at Cahal Pech, 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 and other San Ignacio attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Definitely worth a visit. Don’t follow google map directions. Lots to see and explore here, very interesting to stand in such an ancient building. It would be nice to have more interpretive signs at.... more
Definitely worth a visit. Don’t follow google map directions. Lots to see and explore here, very interesting to stand in such an ancient building. It would be nice to have more interpretive signs at.... more »
Nicely kept site, use a guide so you know what you are looking at. Pretty easy to walk around and not too big.
Nicely kept site, use a guide so you know what you are looking at. Pretty easy to walk around and not too big. more »
This Mayan temple was only 5 minutes from our hotel. My husband and I dropped by at noon mid-May on our first full day in San Ignacio and Belize. We thought that this was a good way to get acquainted with the Mayan culture. I read that it was a small ruin so we didn’t hire a guide. There is a small museum which was educational. It was well worth the visit if you have time. My only recommendation is to go early in the morning before it gets too hot.
This is a less visited site, but more in tact than what you see at Xunantunich. Rooms, ceilings, original painting. It absolutely amazing!! If you have the time make sure to come here!!
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