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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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Henry B
Reviewed 30 May 2018

My family of 6 and I rented a car from Matus Car Rental (Highly recommend) and drove to Caracol. We left San Ignacio at 7:10 in the morning and arrived at the military checkpoint around 9:10. The people at eh checkpoint told us we could...More

1  Thank alexbort90
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Interesting place to visit. Not that much to really see. The guide was informative though and did learn about the Mayan culture and history. Be prepared for the heat and humidity it's almost unbearable. Ensure plenty of sunscreen and take plenty of fluids to drink....More

Thank Mitchcort
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Depending on where you are coming from, it's a quite an effort along a very bumpy road for a couple of hours or so - but well worth it. We visited in April and there were only a handful of other visitors. It was incredibly...More

Thank Bathbiggles
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Recommend seeing this with a guide as you get a better experience knowing what you are looking at. Caracol is beautiful. We booked our tour with Maximum Adventure Tours, our guide John, was so knowledgeable about Mayan History and the jungle. We enjoyed learning about...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 14 April 2018

A 50-mile drive that took three hours over dirt roads through Chiquibul National Park took us out of the modern world and into the ancient realm of Caracol, near the Guatemalan border. Our very knowledgeable local guide, Omar, spent about 3 hours guiding us through...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The place is more remote and there are not so many tourists there. It takes ove 2 hours to reach it. It is beautiful and impressive but it is also relatively expensive (95 usd) and takes all day. If you have not that much time...More

1  Thank Nina S
Reviewed 6 March 2018

So first off, know that your drive to Caracol will border on miserable. The roads are totally unpaved and are in really bad shape from so much rain this past year. However, maybe it keeps some of the tourists away as we practically had the...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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4 March 2017|
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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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14 February 2017|
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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