Cahal Pech

Cahal Pech, San Ignacio

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:59 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Plan your visit

Popular mentions

4.5
1,541 reviews
Excellent
849
Very good
577
Average
106
Poor
7
Terrible
2

Utsala
Hendersonville, NC63 contributions
Jan 2022
Easily accessible, right in town. We stayed across the street at the Cahal Pech Village Resort and could walk here. Not crowded. Went twice during our trip. You can see the whole ruin easily in under 2 hours.
Written 19 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aero3926
Midwest271 contributions
Jan 2022
We kept reading about this being a small site. When visiting, we didn’t feel it small at all. There are lots of rooms and walls standing so it feels very different from other sites that seem to be only pyramids. There are not guides here, so best to visit another site with a guide first (our recommendation), study prior to arrival, or arrange an outside tour. Museum is not open at this time because of COVID. You can see at your own pace. Easy to lose a couple of hours here!
Written 16 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ajnavy04
Denver, CO205 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a great small to medium size Mayan archeological site. It's actually a bit bigger than I thought it would be going in to it. The site is at the top of the hill overlooking San Ignacio so it's very easy to get to. There is a small museum with some history of the site as well. The museum covers most of the highlights of the site, so you probably don't need a guide. If you are totally unfamiliar with the Maya, a guide would be helpful to understand what you're looking at. Without a guide, I spent a little over an hour at this site.
Written 15 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Floridians33596
Valrico, FL382 contributions
Nov 2021
I visited these ruins on a Monday morning about 10AM and was the only one there. The price was $5 USD. and well worth it ! The birds were singing and it was very peaceful ! Wear comfortable shoes as some of the gravel is loose . You should also bring some water as it can get very hot here. There is also a nice gift shop. It was small but had some nice choices. I highly recommend seeing these ruins if you are near San Ignacio.
Written 11 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MathiasKimmy
Boom, Belgium23 contributions
Oct 2021
This isn't a large site but still well worth the visit. Beautiful to see. Well worth a short stop when visiting San Ignacio.
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mmuntner
New York City, NY128 contributions
Jul 2021
It was close by, and honestly very cool to check out. There were rooms we were able to explore. I think the more Mayan sites you get to see, the better! Definitely smaller than Xunantunich, but by no means tiny. Go take a look, and imagine playing hide and seek there as our guide did as a child!
Written 8 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelley A
8 contributions
May 2021
This site is amazing, the guides are very knowledgeable and it is really in the heart of town. Many people don't even know it is there. Great site to see if you don't have a lot of time to travel to the farther mayan sites.
Written 26 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

winepair
Lodi, CA177 contributions
Jul 2021
Everyone talks about the X ruin, but I thought this one was equally fascinating, and not as crowded. In fact very peaceful garden like location with many rock monuments and court yards.
Written 11 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Suzanne C
Kansas City, Missouri, United States51 contributions
Jun 2021
I'd been several times, but it was closed this time due to COVID-19.

Hope it's open again when I return in 2022.
Written 4 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TravelingFamilyTrip
Chicago, IL173 contributions
May 2021
Cahal Pech is a smaller ancient site. But it was enjoyable to see and explore, and since it is right in San Ignacio, there's not much excuse for skipping it. Unfortunately, the small site museum was closed when I was there.
Written 20 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,444
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Cahal Pech

Cahal Pech is open:
  • Mon - Mon 7:00 AM - 6:59 AM
  • Tue - Sun 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Cahal Pech tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 3 Cahal Pech tours on Tripadvisor