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Address: 65 km (40 mi) south of San Ignacio, Belize
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Description: This 30-acre complex is the largest Mayan ruin in Belize.
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Great historical site! Drove 37 miles of unpaved road and supposed to meet the govt. convoy at the station that was reportedly to leave at 930 am found out they leave at 9 am so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great historical site! Drove 37 miles of unpaved road and supposed to meet the govt. convoy at the station that was reportedly to leave at 930 am found out they leave at 9 am so everyone was off on their time but was worth it very cool! People were amazing!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very bumpy road. Required military escort, as it is close to the Guatemalian border. About 2 hours drive on a muddy road. Lot of butterflies on the way. Amazing ruins. Do not miss the view from the top, especially from the astronomical pyramid. There is a lot to excavate there, this is just at the beginning. On the way back,... More 

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Winchester, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Smaller Mayan ruin that Tikal but easier access and less crowded. Extremely interesting, informative and enjoyable visit with our guide from Black Rock Lodge (Diego)!

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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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