Cahal Pech Village Resort is situated high above the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena in western Belize. This awe-inspiring vantage point offers unprecedented views of nearby villages, towns, and nature at its best.

Looking to the North are the hills of Yalbac - To the South, the graceful Maya Mountains - To the West lies Guatemala and to the East, the flatlands and Mennonite farms in Spanish Lookout, stretching as far as the eye can see.

Cahal Pech Village Resort - Early Years
Photo (1998)

The Resort is so named after an archeological site of the same name and is "Only a stone's throw away".

Construction of the Resort- Village started in 1994 and we have been expanding our services ever since -See What's New for the latest.

The Village itself is set in and surrounded by lush tropical gardens with many exotic plants and trees, such as Chaya, which produces a leafy green, which we serve with our "Maya Breakfast" (very tasty).

We are often a witness to some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets, along with clear night skies, brightly lit stars and mystic, full-moons, which will surely take your take imagination back to days gone by.

The owners, Daniel & Miriam Silva are both natives of San Ignacio and will work to make your visit to Cayo a one to remember.

Why Stay at Cahal Pech Village Resort

  • We boast a friendly and a most helpful staff
  • Clean, comfortable and affordable cabañas and rooms
  • Tasty and freshly prepared meals
  • Spectacular panoramic views of the Belize River Valley and Maya Mountains
  • Help with your itinerary while at Cahal Pech Village
  • We'll be happy to make all your arrangements beforehand so you
    can enjoy a vacation of a lifetime ....

About The Cayo District

The Cayo District is the largest district in Belize and is the location of Mother Nature's best-kept secret for sure. It boasts the capital of Belize, Belmopan, the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, and the Guatemalan border town of Benque Viejo.

The Maya once lived here in great numbers and today there are hundreds of unexcavated Maya ruins and Maya house mounds.

Three of Belize's most important rivers flow through Cayo District. The Mopan flows from Guatemala, the Macal from the Maya mountains and they both meet just North of San Ignacio to form the Belize River. Spanning the Macal river and linking San Ignacio to Santa Elena is the only suspension bridge in Belize, the one-lane Hawksworth bridge.

Multitudes of quaint, picturesque villages are yours to experience. To the South, are the Maya Mountains and the Mountain Pine Ridge, riddled with caves, waterfalls and clear mountain streams. Hidden amongst the jungle are the Maya ruins of Caracol, Xunantunich, El Pilar and Cahal Pech; all glorious monuments of the Maya culture which flourished centuries ago.

Today, the Cayo District is the agricultural center of Belize, with its cattle ranches, citrus groves worked by the Mennonite settlement of Spanish Lookout. "We grow Belize" is their motto. To the north, is where you will find a birders paradise in Aguacate Lagoon, which is where you may also see crocodiles, gib nuts and the Howler monkey.

The people of Belize are friendly, welcoming, and surprisingly for a Central American country, most everyone speaks English and many speak Spanish as well.

Adventures, wilderness, jungles, Maya ruins, and the friendliest people around await you in this jewel of Belize.