Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins

Take this tour to see one of the oldest Maya sites in Belize. It has ruins that you can climb and is only 30 minutes from Chaa Creek.

Featured in:Archeology, Nature Walk, Ruins, Cahal Pech Ruins
2 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
7:00 AM, 2:00 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Cahal Pech is a Maya phrase that means “place of ticks.” This nickname dates back to the 1950s, because area used to be surrounded by pastures and tick-covered cattle. Don’t worry—you probably won’t see a tick while you’re here.

Cahal Pech is made up of 34 structures around several courtyards. There are two ball courts, eight stelae, one altar, and a The tallest building here is 77 feet (23 m) high. This ancient site was occupied from ancient times until around 850 AD. Many of the buildings you see today date from 600 to 800 AD.

Attraction Visited

Cahal Pech Ruins

Less than a 10-minute drive or a 25-minute uphill walk from the town of San Ignacio, the 2-acre Mayan ruin site called Cahal Pech makes for pleasant morning or afternoon trip.

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What to Bring

Hat, long pants, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, water, insect repellant, and a camera.

What's included

Guided tour.


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