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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving...

This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.

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Cahal Pech

These ruins were right beside the hotel we stayed in. We were pleasantly surprised by how well maintained they were and interesting. Reasonable admission.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

These ruins were right beside the hotel we stayed in. We were pleasantly surprised by how well maintained they were and interesting. Reasonable admission.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cahal Pech is a wonderful place to really get a feel of the ancient Mayan Civilisation. Although not as impressive as other sites in terms of size or number of buildings, this place gives the chance to wander at your leisure and be totally immersed in the history without jostling/waiting in line for a photo opportunity. It's easier to concentrate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our last stop after an extended tour of Xunantunich, but what a refreshing perspective it offered as we didn't realize just how different each ruin is and how much variation there is in building, site size and all. Did the ruins as a walk through by ourselves, but it would be beneficial to hire a guide.

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San Pedro, Belize
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cahal Pech, or "Tick City" it's Mayan translation, is a relatively small Mayan ruin located at the top of the hill in San Ignacio. It's a very tightly packed ruin site but has a number of excavated buildings. It's not as dramatic as Xunantunich or as large as Caracol but if you are close by stop in and check it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Talked about as the "local ruins" it might seem like its not as cool as the other excursion ruins, but that's not true. We had already been on a guided tour of the ruins Caracol, so we knew some information in general about ruins and that helped since we were alone at Canal Pech. But, there was a man on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We made a unguided stop to Cahal. It was good to see and explore without being in a group. The ruins are amazing and would recommend to anyone whether they use a guide or are self guided.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is not fully excavated so it's not very large yet. It dose have some very good preserved housing that you acutely se how they lived with beds and all. You are able to walk around freely and explore but to get the full experience you need to stick to your guid.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cahal Pech is an unusual site, on top of a hill some distance from the river. It dates to 1200 BC and likely specialized in making small whistles and figurines. There are several excellent examples in the museum. The buildings have been nicely restored. The overall setting is very scenic and peaceful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Guide gave excellent historical information, and explained lots about the different parts of the ruins. Easy to reach from town (San Ignacio), if using bus 0.5 mile uphill walk to site. Fairly quiet, with 'resident' monkeys!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum gave a great background on the area. The biodiversity made this place a unique spot to visit.

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