The ruins of Cahal Pech (“Place of the Ticks”) still have a covering of jungle around them. Almost in the heart of San Ignacio Town, Cahal Pech is a great, tree-shaded destination, with amazing views of the valley to the north. Cahal Pech was discovered in the early 1950s, but scientific research did not begin until 1988, when a team from San Diego State University’s Department of Anthropology began work. Thirty-four structures were compacted into a three-acre area. Excavation is ongoing and visitors are welcome.

Drive Time from Table Rock: 20 Minutes

Adventure Level: Easy. This is a very short and partially paved drive. The site is easily accessed and has plenty of shade. Aropriate for all ages and physical abilities.

This Adventure is available as a package with Xunantunich Ruins.


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