It’s Not Just About the View at Cahal Pech Village Resort

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Belize is a relatively flat country…the highest man made structure is the Mayan main temple at the Caracol site. The highest peak in Belize is called Doyle’s Delight and soars to just over 3500 feet.

Much of Belize’s population lives at or around sea level – our largest city, Belize City is just a few inches above.

What’s my point? Belize has many many beautiful sights…ocean views, jungle landscapes, mangroves and orchards but when it comes to majestic hilltop vistas? They are something special. And I think I found the one of the best views in Cayo, in all of Belize…from the Cahal Pech Village Resort in San Ignacio.

Cahal Pech Resort is just outside San Ignacio town about a 20 minute walk UPHILL or an easy $5bzd taxi. (It is just up the road from both Sweet Ting Pastries and the popular Cayo Twist soft serve joint – if that’s not reason enough to visit.)

The resorts location is great for two reasons. It is perched on a hill that overlooks the valley and the town. That equals one amazing view. (And I’ll get to the cigarette smoking pterodactyl in a bit.)


And on the very same small but steep hill is the Cahal Pech Mayan site. I could have thrown a stone at it from my balcony but who would do such a thing?!?!

Apparently…the Mayan people enjoyed this view as well.

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And it’s a lovely easy site to visit. 

I checked into the Cahal Pech Resort and took a walk around the grounds. It’s so much bigger than I thought with 60 plus rooms. There is the main building where each room is named after a Mayan site…


I was in the top left hand room. It is HUGE and has a private balcony on two sides for an amazing wrap around view.

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