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Address: 65 km (40 mi) south of San Ignacio, Belize
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This 30-acre complex is the largest Mayan ruin in Belize.

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This is one of my favorite Mayan Ruin sites. I have been there more than once. It is not always accessible due to road conditions. If you have a chance to go there, do it. All... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
sandygreenberg
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Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite Mayan Ruin sites. I have been there more than once. It is not always accessible due to road conditions. If you have a chance to go there, do it. All Mayan ruins are different from one another. This one is one of the best in Belize. Take sun screen, hat and insect repellant and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite a long drive (~ 2½ hours by car), but worth the travel. Structures are in excellent condition. Unfortunately most artifacts on site a replicas, due to archaeological display in museums abroad. Facilities on site include a decent toilet and a place to have lunch. Don't expect many other tourists and gift shops here!

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Thank Thijs W
Bradenton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the ruins while on our honeymoon in Belize. We loved our visit. We were fortunate to see howler monkeys that were swinging from branches nearby when we were on top of the ruins.

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Thank Kaitlyn H
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There may be larger Mayan ruins but these are the best in Belize. We had a wonderful day enjoying the sun, the ruins, the birds and the culture. So Wonderful

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hands down best part about Caracol is the total lack of tourists that go to visit this site. You almost never have to wait to take a picture because people are in it. We went in the rainy season, and there were probably only about 10 to 20 people total in what is widely believed to be the best... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide works for Sharyn of Mariposa and did an excellent job. My daughter and I felt he gave a better tour of the ruins than the guide at Tikal in Guatemala. It's amazing all the details still intact on the ruins and scary at first to climb up the steps but the view at the top is worth... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day with our Guide Calbert from GAIA RESORT here. great site and very primitive. Interesting point, out guides great Uncle reportedly discovered the site back in 1937. Bumpy roads to get there, but would you have it any other way. get a small group tour or private to get an inside look at the life in the... More 

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Thank TexasDadWaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this tour. My guild was so informative and it is usually a tour that goes with going to one of the waterfalls in the jungle. I recommend this for anyone who is in climbing tons of ancient ruins and learning about the history and civilization of ancient mayans

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We went with Mayawalk Tours from San Ignacio. The trip is a bit of a challenge and takes 2 hours each way with good driving conditions (it's mostly dirt roads). It's well worth it though as you get awesome views, bird watching, monkey sightings and some awesome Mayan history. Pair this trip with a visit for Rio Frio Cave and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The ruins are small but interesting. You can view them up close but cannot touch. The resort does not provide any details (no brochures, signs, etc.), but we were able to get some interesting stories from some of the employees who had grown up there. Loved the trails to get to the ruins. Be sure to take the small off-the-beaten... More 

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