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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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Remote but amazing

We did a tour with Belize Nature Travel. Kevin our guide took us there in what was about a 3 hour drive often on some very rough roads. The day we went there were less than a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a tour with Belize Nature Travel. Kevin our guide took us there in what was about a 3 hour drive often on some very rough roads. The day we went there were less than a dozen other people which made it even better – we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Kevin was great providing a... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WOW! This complex is inspiring and worth the effort to get a guide and do the hiking. You get an idea of both the original city and the current state of the ruins. The remoteness of this site means it wasn't crowded and the drive to and from the ruins is a great way to see the country. Howler monkeys... More 

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New Harmony, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Caracol. The ruins there are massive. I was surprised by the size of the site. There are good bathrooms and nice pavilion for lunch. It had a more remote and untouched feel than Tikal. If you like Maya ruins, see this!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with Mayawalks, and we really enjoyed it. Favorite part was definitely climbing the tallest structure, which gave a great view of all the jungles around you. We went on a rainy day, and it was still great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're interested in the Mayan culture and you want some adventure and exercise this is your place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a day trip from San Ignacio (Vanilla Hills Lodge - Bullet Tree Falls) to Caracol, Rio Frio Cave and Rio On Pools. Its quite a long car ride, 30 mins on road and then 40+ miles on rough dirt track which is an experience in itself. Really added to the feeling of adventure though. We went with a... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although difficult to get there it was well worth the trip. Make sure your guide has a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The roads are packed dirt, curvy and bumpy! Our guide Shen-li from Belize Travel Services was excellent. The ruins are in the interior jungle region of Belize. They cover a large forested area and are very well preserved. To... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was Diego Cruise from Black Rock Lodge. He was very knowledgeable about the site and Mayan civilization and the ruins themselves. We normally wouldn't have a guide for this type of sightseeing but we're REALLY glad we did. It made a huge difference in understanding what we were seeing and in our appreciation of this site. Its takes... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This site is difficult to access. You cannot use your rental car on the Pine Ridge road, so find a tour. The roads is so bad getting there, that you wouldn't want to drive it anyway.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

So this site is truly amazing but getting there is not fun or easy. The road is completely unpaved, so bumpy and it takes forever. It is a complete labor of love to get to Caracalla. We had a guide who drove us and he was outstanding. His name is Jorge de Leon aka by his nickname Lion, but our... More 

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