Ceremonial and Trading Center of the Ancient Maya
Poised for total command of the area, Cahal Pech Maya site sits on the top of a high hill overlooking modern day San Ignacio/Santa Elena, beautiful twin towns of the Western District of Cayo, and is another popular option with our Belize Mayan Ruins Tours.
Dating back to 1,000 B.C., this important ceremonial and trading center of the ancient Maya dominated the area, with the serene Macal River flowing beneath the temples and homes of the people of a once mighty civilization. Since the Maya could not expand outward after running out of hill space, they expanded upward, giving this site the most unique collection of rooms atop rooms, corbelled archways, stairways to the stars, and plazas where rich and powerful rulers passed their edicts and continued spreading their influence over their domain and people.
The site also has a well-organized display center, where you may view some excellent artifacts, once sacred to the Maya for their important religious ceremonies. It should come as no surprise that the Cahal Pech Ruins are truly an unforgettable experience.
Shore to the Site: 1 Hour 45 minutes
Tour time: 2 hours
Lunch: 45 minutes
Return: 1 hour 45 minutes
Contact the Captain Morgan’s Retreat Tour Desk to learn more!