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Marco Gonzalez Maya Site

Southern Tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 672-2725
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Small Mayan site

This Maya site is easy to miss and not too many people are aware it even exists. It has no intact... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Milly W
Very little to see.

After a .25 mile long walk to the site we found the fans to keep off the mosquitos. The little... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hy L
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A 2000 year old Mayan Archaeological Reserve. A jungle experience while touring this almost "virgin" site. No temples here. But the recent clearing of the house sites will give you a sense of the life of the Maya Traders.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“hermit crabs” (12 reviews)
“pottery shards” (11 reviews)
“bring bug spray” (10 reviews)
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Southern Tip of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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+501 672-2725
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Maya site is easy to miss and not too many people are aware it even exists. It has no intact temples so imagination is a must here. You see outlines of areas that made a plaza or home and many artifacts. Be sure to...More

Thank Milly W
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a .25 mile long walk to the site we found the fans to keep off the mosquitos. The little beasts still bit us even though we wor repellent. The were a few entry stones. No foundations that we could recognize. The few artifacts were...More

Thank Hy L
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Bring your DEET filled repellent on this one because the mosquitoes are vicious. We rented a golf cart and took the road all the way south to get to this archaeological site. At the entrance, they provide you with head nets or a body net...More

Thank traversisamantha
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very disappointing- not worth bumpy, dirt road trip- little to see--cannot recommend--waste of time--$10 entrance fee

Thank Kayalovinglife
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This place isn't worth the long trip to the south end of the island to see in my opinion. If you've ever seen any other Mayan sites, this will be a disappointment.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The major ruins inland are the real ruins to see. These ruins are small and my kids said "rocks in the ground, wow" in sarcasm. But as an adult I enjoyed going through and reading the plaques. It is a 1/4 mile walk off the...More

Thank MTHart22
Reviewed 18 April 2017

So this is a different experience than you might think about for a tour of Mayan ruins . No tall buildings but , rather a more work like site . It was an interesting self hosted walking tour . You will love the hermit crabs...More

Thank gwgaryw170
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We decided to take the drive on a whim - the 5.3 miles seem long when you don't know where you are going. I would recommend early in the day and plan on the drive plus at least an hour. It is really a great...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The site is undergoing excavation and paths are narrow and not easy to navigate as there are pottery shards, shells underfoot. It's interesting but one needs to be aware there are no typical Mayan structures as in other sites. Be prepared for intense heat, humidity...More

Thank Awwhall
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The Marco Gonzales Maya Site located relatively far south on the island of Ambegris Caye is probably not the most awe inspiring ruin one can visit in Belize; however, it is relatively unique. Located on the island it has a unique history but there is...More

1  Thank ddbelize
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