Mystic River Resort

The magic of Mayan temples in Belize

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.

Photo of a Belize Mayan temple in Cahal Pech, a center of Mayan ruins near Mystic River Resort.   Image of a staircase leading to a Belize Mayan temple in Cahal Pech, near Mystic River Resort, Belize’s adventure travel place.

Approximate drive time from Mystic River:
20 minutes

Very easy walk, lots of shade.

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Image of an ancient building entrance at Cahal Pech, one of the Mayan ruins accessible from Mystic River Resort.