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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 2 days ago

Visited Caracol with our family and young neices. We spent about 3 hours along the ruins exploring and climbing among the ruins. We stayed at the Pine Ridge Lodge before + after our trip to Caracol. It broke up the long bumpy road and provided...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rlamacchia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was unbelievable. Pictures don’t do just how massive some of these ruins are. We can climb on any of them and there is minimal supervision so you can roam as you please and discover on your own. People we saw had guides but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vanessamvela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came there again to bring our sister (SIL for me) there, but also for us. Though the ride is rough (2.5 hours of non paved roads, many holes, drive mindfully and bring a 4x4 or a high clearance vehicle if possible), It is so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stdenis93
Reviewed November 6, 2018

You have to drive 2.5 hours to get there on bad road, but i can guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thetravelrabbit
Reviewed September 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shannon D
Reviewed August 13, 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jobucci
Reviewed August 13, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed August 5, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andy U
Reviewed August 2, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank SeannaM212
Reviewed July 25, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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May 23, 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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March 4, 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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February 14, 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