The District of Cayo, in Belize, is one of the most attractive areas for its landscapes and the ancient Mayan cities that we find in the area. For lovers of the Mayan world, Cahal Pech is a sweet caramel.
El Mayab, territory that shaped the Mayan civilization, covered part of El Salvador, western Honduras, almost all of Guatemala, Belize and the areas of Tabasco, Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas in Mexico.
Discuss Cahal Pech is to do it from one of the oldest cities known as Central Maya Lowlands. There is evidence of settlement in the 1200 AC Today is not one of the great relics to visit, but if you like this world, you will not want to miss it.
Cahal Pech archaeological area
This ancient Mayan city of Cahal Pech It is located on the top of the hill overlooking the town of San Ignacio. It is located at 15 minutes walking along a steep slope, it is very comfortable to visit the place. The truth is that it is a perfect excuse to pass by if you are staying in the area of San Ignacio.
Cahal Pech means tick land, Mix word of Yucatecan Maya and Mopan, two of the Mayan variants. As in many of the ancient Mayan cities, we do not know the original name. In this case it comes from the cattle proliferation of the 50 years, which considerably increased the ticks in the area. Today you can explore the place quietly despite this unattractive name
At the entrance they have a small museum which places you in the city, with some findings found here. It is very grateful to the Government of Belize for the care they put into their cultural heritage. Once in the cozy and small settlement, you can walk between 34 structures, the highest of 25 meters.
It is a quiet place where you can walk and let your imagination fly while you face the stones, pass through the Mayan arches and walk through the tight housing enclosures.
If you are in this area of San Ignacio, do not hesitate, take your time to go to Cahal Pech, the Mayan civilization will not disappoint you.
Cahal Pech, archaeological siteLOCATION: The archaeological zone of Cahal Pech is located at 15 minutes uphill from San Ignacio. San Ignacio is located a few kilometers from the border between Benque Viejo (Belize) and Melchor de Mencos (Guatemala).
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES:Open from 8 to 17 daily hours. There are services at the entrance and a site museum. Inside they do not sell food. 10 BZD, about 5 US dollars.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Up to San Ignacio there is public transportation from Belmopan, Belize City… And from Guatemala you can get from Flores to Melchor de los Mencos, cross border and grab a collective taxi to San Ignacio. Guate-Belize border
WHAT TO BRING?Light and light clothes, hat well held by the air in the boat, insect repellent, sunscreen, closed shoes better to climb the pyramid and some water always goes well.
- Offers on flights international and national ..
- Finance your flight with a signal and the rest pay in comfortable installments before the departure date of the flight with Vuelify.
- Find the accommodation with the best offers from Booking.com.
- Stay with Airbnb and get 25 € discount.
- Contract activities, towers and excursions organized.
- Rent a car with the best discounts.
- Secure your transfers of arrival or departure to the airport.
- Travel safely with IATI and take advantage of 5% off.
If you prefer, you tell us your idea of the trip and together we organize it.