Got a taste for ancient history? Want to explore the ruins of an ancient and fascinating civilization? While staying at Mystic River Resort, make sure you visit Cahal Pech, a site of Mayan ruins located in the town of San Ignacio. Mystic River makes adventure travel in Belize easy and convenient!
Cahal Pech was once a palacio home for an elite Mayan family. It is one of the oldest recognizably Maya sites in western Belize, resting high on the banks of the Macal River. The site was abandoned in the 9th century AD for unknown reasons.
The name Cahal Pech means “place of ticks,” and was adopted in the 1950s when the area was a cow pasture. Cahal Pech is now an archaeological park, and houses a small museum with artifacts from various ongoing excavations.
Very easy walk, lots of shade.
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