What is the Best Way to Experience Cahal Pech?
For national monuments (such as Cahal Pech), the Belize Government requires that you be accompanied by a licensed-trained tour guide. This is not only for your safety, but the governments way of protecting their historical monuments.
What is the Best Time of Year to Visit?
Here’s another advantage to visiting a historical site at a fairly high elevation: You can visit any time you like because even during the green season, there’s little danger Cahal Pech will close due to flooding like some other Mayan ruins. Bring a poncho if you visit in May and June; otherwise, your timing decision likely comes down to crowds and cash. High season brings more tourists and higher prices, so if you want to wander Cahal Pech at a leisurely pace–minus crowds—visit when flowers pop and prices drop in spring.
What is the Best Way to Get To Cahal Pech?
If you’re staying in San Ignacio, walk to the site since it’s only about a mile south of town. Follow Buena Vista Street and turn right when you see the sign to locate the visitor’s center. You may wish to hire an independent guide or just set off on your own, with or without the guidebook you may have bought before you left for Belize. Allow time enough to take in the royal burial chamber where an ancient Mayan ruler was laid to rest amid a huge cache of assets including blades, jade, shell and bone ornaments and especially the priceless jade and shell mosaic mask considered Cahal Pech’s most precious artifact.
Where is Cahal Peck Located in Belize?
In the town of San Ignacio, take the road that leads to the San Ignacio Resort Hotel and keep going down that road until you come to a roundabout. Access the left intersection that leads you to a road going uphill. At the top of this you will encounter the Cahal Pech Archaeological Reserve and its visitor center.