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Address: 65 km (40 mi) south of San Ignacio, Belize
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This 30-acre complex is the largest Mayan ruin in Belize.
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This was by far the best mayan site on my trip. We rented a car and went there on our own. There was no convoy that day but a soldier escorted us. The site is even bigger than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Cologne, Germany

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was by far the best mayan site on my trip. We rented a car and went there on our own. There was no convoy that day but a soldier escorted us. The site is even bigger than Chichen Itza and far more recommendable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great Maya ruins - when we visited, park was nearly empty - great experience! Just the road may be a pain

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EL CAMPO TEXAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The trip to the ruins was long and a little tense with the soldiers passing. But once you got there it was absolutely serene and beautiful. It is amazing how well preserved all of the temples were. An amazing place to visit that is for sure.

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Belmopan, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I love archaeological sites. Traditionally they are called ruins but I prefer the word sites, as they are not really all that ruined, are they? Caracol is majestic. One would think, one the long drive there, THIS BETTER BE WORTH IT! And you know what? It is. I am not one for large crowds, so any tourist destination without crowds... More 

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staten island, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

i am still amazed at the wonderful condition of these ruins. i hope the excavations will continue as there is still a great deal to uncover. Manuel was a great guide - of Mayan descent he provided us with wonderful historical information.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I think that your guide has a big impact on your experience. We had an incredible guide. He was able to tell us so much of the history of the site. The fact that you can climb onto the ruins and really experience them is amazing. Bring a lot of water. There is not a lot of shade, and there... More 

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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

loved the long scenic drive to the site - I saw a lovely fork tailed fly catcher for the first time in its natural habitat and other lovely endemic plants and wildlife. When we arrived at the site it was incredible and unbelievable that only a few persons were there. I had an extraordinary time exploring the big site and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved this. Long muddy drive. You have to have an suv. Breathtakingly beautiful. Climbing these ancient ruins to the very top then seeing the majestic views is absolutely incredible. Don't miss this gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It was AT LEAST 15 years ago. There were NO TOURS, and no real roads. We went down in a rented 4x4 which was billed as having 4wd and a winch (what we paid for). It did not have either. We discovered that when we were trying to leave. We got stuck in the mud twice. Big time, and HARD.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is an impressive group of buildings, some would say Belize's most majestic Mayan site. Beyond the small visitors center at the entrance, there is no info at all posted at the buildings, so hiring a good local guide is necessary. It's best to do that in San Ignacio since usually no guides are available for hire at the gateway.... More 

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Address: 65 km (40 mi) south of San Ignacio, Belize
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo

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