Located on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful town of San Ignacio is the Cahal Pech Maya site and the Visitor Center. This site is one of the oldest Maya ruins in Belize.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Preliminary investigations carried out in 1988 revealed that Cahal Pech was settled by 1200 B.C. and abandoned around A.D. 850.
The site center is made up of 34 structures located around several courtyards, including temple pyramids and residential buildings. The tallest structure is 77 feet (23.5 m) high. There are also 2 ball courts, 8 stelae, and 1 altar.
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, sunscreen, water, insect repellant, camera, hiking shoes, long binoculars, and a rain coat.
Transportation, guide and entrance fee.
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