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Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Smaller than expected

We went on a private guided tour with an excellent tour guide, but originally the tour was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cleveland, Ohio
Super close to town, great little museum

Cahal Pech museum was the best little museum of Mayan history we saw in Belize and the site itself... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darren K
Redwood City, California
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This ancient Mayan site features a museum and several dozen surviving structures.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mayan ruins” (106 reviews)
“close to town” (39 reviews)
“small ruin” (18 reviews)
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San Ignacio, Belize
+501 664-5446
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a private guided tour with an excellent tour guide, but originally the tour was scheduled from 9 am until 2 pm. The site was actually such a small site that it took roughly an hour to see everything with the guide. Don't...More

Thank kwhitenursing2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cahal Pech museum was the best little museum of Mayan history we saw in Belize and the site itself is easy to navigate and well preserved.

Thank Darren K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here from San Ignacio. The walk from town was all up hill but not too difficult and took about 30minutes. When we arrived we paid our $10BZEpp entry and had a quick explore of the simple hut informative museum. We...More

1  Thank danigross88
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was in the town. Very small Mayan Ruins. If you do not have time to go to other Mayan Ruins, you can easily to go there.

Thank li000044
Reviewed 1 week ago

an short but steep walk from san ignacio, cahal pech is a great activity to do early before it gets hot! it has lots of winding paths through the pyramids so it doesn't feel crowded. it's nice to be able to climb to the top...More

Thank Shappell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small ruins but definitely worth seeing near San Ignacio. Interesting museum at the entrance. Take the guide. The cost was 25 USD but this depends on group size I believe. The guide was very knowledgeable and I learnt a lot. The guided tour can vary...More

Thank Tasneem A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small Mayan site right in the city of San Ignacio. They have a good informative indoor museum to introduce you to the site and its history. The ruins themselves are small compared to some of the other local options (Caracol, Xunatunich, Tikal)....More

Thank douglassc679
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Cahal Pech hotel at the top of the hill and these ruins were literally steps away! For only $5 US, you could walk around the area by yourself and even climb the ruins! Note: There is a dark "meditation" room...More

Thank Jeremy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the town of San Ignacio. I recommend a local guide from Crystal Paradise Resort, to give the details missed on self guided tours. This site has several chambers that can be entered and explored. This ruin was by far the easiest to access...More

Thank alaskanorganics
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this place is on the top of the hill, there are not unobstructed sunset views due to the trees. However, this does make for a beautiful golden hour for photographers. Overall, it's a great place to spend a few hours that is close to...More

Thank Nick N
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Questions & Answers
29 November 2016|
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Response from Danny H | Reviewed this property |
No, the ruins are accessible by a path that runs at a good gradient. To full explore the ruins you might struggle up and down some of the steps but from what I remember you can walk around them on a flat surface
amanda m
20 April 2016|
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Response from NAsolavad | Reviewed this property |
I think it opens around 9am and closes sharply at 5pm. Good little tip is to get there around 4:30 and then you can stay as long as you like after it closes. I am almost sure you might be able to visit after it closes... More
Latecia R
17 November 2015|
Response from acee53 |
We took the cruiseship tour. It was worth it! We went in an air-conditioned bus with a local tour guide who is a professional in archaeology and very knowledgeable in everything related to the Mayan ruins and the history... More