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This 30-acre complex is the largest Mayan ruin in Belize.
65 km south of San Ignacio, Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caracol is a remarkable Mayan site with many buildings. A lot of artifacts are still in place and you can wander the site freely. The military escort has not been showing up but there was a military presence on the site. Howler monkeys make the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank theresa407
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Caracol in early June and had the ruins all for ourselves. It is really gigantic and impressive, even though only 10% of the site has been excavated. the road to the ruins is rather bumpy but it's worth it, and watch out for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Benoit P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful and majestic experience. We were not pussies and decided to use our jeep rental to get to this location. It was recommended to hire a driver but what?!!! It was very easy. Well, at least in the dry season., not sure what...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Emily S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I rented an old Toyota 4 Runner (probably from 1991, lol) and made the drive from Hidden Valley Resort where we’re staying the Caracol. As everyone has said, it’s a bumpy trip, but the last 15 miles to Caracol are actually paved!...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sophiebP323KR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from Caracol and it's an absolute must see if you're in the Cayo District. We got really conflicting information on how to get there and whether or not it's safe, but truly had no issues. Our hotel concierge told us that if...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KalieEDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were informed it was necessary to travel inside with a ministry escort which leaves from Douglas de Silva at 09:30. We got there in plenty of time but the escort had gone already and there was no issue at all in us entering without...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank RCP289
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Mayan ruins are so tall and amazing we weren't evan Five feet away from the howler monkeys we saw it was great.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank FaFa991
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I holidayed on the Yucatan Peninsula a couple of years ago and enjoyed the opportunity to visit a good number of Mayan sites. In Belize we had the chance to continue exploring the historic remnants from this fascinating civilisation. Caracol was an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank J1ngleby
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

It took my wife and I one hour and fifty minutes to drive from San Ignacio to Caracol in a four wheel drive (Jeep Patriot). More than half the distance is a dirt road, so during the rainy season a four wheel drive is a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Luis H
Reviewed March 26, 2019

we hired a guide with Sanchez Taxi Service. the trip was amazing, our guide was extremely knowledgeable about this site, its history as well as the mayan culture he also was very scholarly about the nature and vegetation highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
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June 16, 2019|
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Response from DurkDurkn | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Huge problem. No 4wd, huge risk. Book a tour
May 18, 2019|
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Response from KalieEDC | Reviewed this property |
The nearest hotel is about an hour away, on the other side of the military checkpoint. Bring any water/food you might need with you.
January 30, 2019|
Response from KalieEDC | Reviewed this property |
You want at least 2 hours at Caracol and should give yourself 2.5 hours to get there from San Ignacio. The road leads right to the site and it's a short walk from the parking lot. This is all technically doable in a day, but... More