[:en]Our visit in San Ignacio was both a short one and a sad one. It was just a stepping stone before getting into Guatemala and the last two days with our dear friend Temi before she, abruptly and without any type of reasoning (Just kidding, Temi, I know you had to keep going with your trip) left us to head north.
The city itself is quite and not very attractive for us traveler types, it has some cheap food options and, to our surprise, some beautiful ruins that not a whole lot of people visit.
Cahal Pech its just outside town on the north end of San Ignacio, its easily accessible walking from the downtown center of the city. It’s a bit of an incline hike that is no longer than 15 minutes in which you get to a main access are where a fee ($5US/10Bz) is collected before entering the ruins.The museum at the entrance told us that this used to be a home to a very elite Mayan family. We took what almost seemed as a private tour without anyone else there and explored the ruins at our own pace. It is very different to experience ruins like these alone, compare to the craziness of Chichen Itza or even Tikal.
There are other Mayan ruins easily accessible from San Ignacio, Xunantuncich for example, but we visited during the rainy season and access to this site was unavailable due to an overflowing river.

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