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Address: 65 km (40 mi) south of San Ignacio, Belize

This 30-acre complex is the largest Mayan ruin in Belize.

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Excellent Mayan Ruins

The ruins here are extensive and quite a few of them have been restored. It is quite worth the drive to see these. However, due to the condition of the roads, Google Maps may be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ruins here are extensive and quite a few of them have been restored. It is quite worth the drive to see these. However, due to the condition of the roads, Google Maps may be quite optimistic in calculating drive times. Few ruins have the breadth of revelation that Caracol has and as they excavate even more structures, information regarding... More 

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I saved Caracol till my 6th visit to Belize despite the fact that I love Maya sites and have had it on my list for years. Frankly, the reputation of the long, bumpy road trip to get there and back was a disincentive. Some friends and I chose Caracol as a full day activity in our package at duPlooy's Jungle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, most will say the 30+ mile offroad drive is torturous. Yes is it rough, in SPOTs, but not all they way. Most is just like a gravel road. Where 4x4's come in, is some wash out ditches, and if the river water is overflowing the bridges (5 of them). Else it is doable if you take your time.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly lack words adequate to describe this sacred place. It definitely takes commitment to an early morning and skilled driving to get there but it is so very well worth it. Artifacts literally can be found with every footstep, evidence of life and a people gone but somehow still speaking through what they left behind.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went from San Ignacio on a modified ford explorer with 4 more.The roads were very bumpy.most of the time we had military escort.But the trip was worth it.Our guide Leo was informed and accommodating.we saw only 10 more visitors.the main temple was more wider than the rest of the ruins we had visited,not tall as the temples in Tikal.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden within the Belize National Park this is a trip of a life time. It is quiet and gives you an opportunity to learn the Mayan history and experience animals and nature in their natural habitat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the spot to see in all Belize if you are interested in Mayan Ruins. It's very inaccessible, so you will need to book a tour and they all depart early from either your hotel or preferred collection point and the road is extremely bumpy and rough, but it's worth it. There are caves en route to explore that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let Belize Family Adventures lead you to the tallest structure in all of Belize, the 14 story high central temple at the magnificent Mayan archeological site at Caracol (near the Guatemalan border). Our Toyota 4Runner driver, storyteller, historian and expedition guide the day we went to Caracol was Gilbert, a true student of the Mayan culture whose skill in sharing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many excavated grand buildings here, and many more still covered by jungle. A fantastic site. The largest of the structures is 14 stores tall, and you can climb it. Great views of the jungle extending all the way to the Guatemalan border from the tops of the temples. Stop by the visitor center first for an overview and... More 

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