Cahal Pech

Location: San Ignacio Town Meaning: “Place of Ticks” Size: 22.39 acres  

Quick Facts: This is an important site that has yielded many Middle to Late Preclassic figurines,  representing human and animal forms. The core of this site consists of complex architecture including  two ballcourts, and a series of restricted inner courtyards, that serve as the residence of the ancient  Maya Elite. A visitor centre nearby houses many of the artifacts found at the site.