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Caracol Mayan Ruins

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This 30-acre complex is the largest Mayan ruin in Belize.
65 km south of San Ignacio, Belize
+501 625-6976
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

If you're into history, then don't miss Caracol! Great piece of history, preserved and protected by proud Belizean Mayans.

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Only downside is it’s a long drive from civilization, probably 1 1/2 - 2 hrs over bumpy dirt roads. Truly worth it though!

Thank jobucci
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The road to the ruins is a little bumpy, and we hit a top speed of about 20 miles an hour on the way in/out, but it was well worth the time. There were about 20 people total at the site with us, so we...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 5 August 2018

MayaWalk Tours picked us up at Kane Villas which was right on the way to the site. Caracol was awesome. Because it is so far into the jungle, it is less likely to have any crowd. No cruise ship tours can get there in time....More

Thank Andy U
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Our day trip to Caracol was an exceptional experience and absolutely worth the bumpy, unpaved road to get there. So few tourists, and you can explore the ruins in peace without the lines at other equally stunning sites, like Tikal. The temples and observatory are...More

2  Thank SeannaM212
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Caracol is a must for those wanting to learn more about Mayan history. A little off the beaten path but definitely worth the day spent there! The road wasn't that bad at all when we went- a typical dirt road. The site was beautiful and...More

Thank Annalynnvegan
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Excavation in progress, but enough to cause more questions. The conquistadors destroyed most of their written history trying to convert them to Christianity. The Mayans were considered more religious than their Aztex cousins. The excursion was worth the cost, but you will still leave with...More

Thank kenrr
Reviewed 6 July 2018

These ruins are not over run by tourists, though very much worthwhile visiting. It's about 50 miles over a dirt road, approximately two hours, though so much better from the Disneyland atmosphere in Mexico.

Thank kcirtapp
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We were in Belize last month and had rented a 4x4 vehicle specifically to do this trip. It was totally worth it. Yes, the road is pretty damn bad, and you will have to go relatively slowly in order to not damage the vehicle and...More

Thank Aparna K
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We really enjoyed the Caracol Ruins. We had a great personal guide who really knew his stuff. Make sure you get a guide because there is a ton of known history here. I loved being able to climb the ruins to really get a feel...More

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24 May 2017|
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Response from WonderingMomma | Reviewed this property |
Not only is taking a tour guide the safest way to get there and back, but the guides know the social, historical and architectural context of the ruins as well as a ton about the the wild life and indigenous plant life... More
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Response from sam_alex_ace | Reviewed this property |
convoy is a must. Waterfall is hard to find. Hope u had fun.
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Response from Jarko2015 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not entirely sure, as the Big Falls wasn't on the itinerary I booked, nor in fact, was it ever mentioned! But... I think you'll find your guides very helpful and willing. There were only 3 of us on our tour and I imagine... More