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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 5 weeks ago
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Redwood City, California
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San Pedro, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This ruin is one of my favorites in Belize. It is well documented and maintained. The main temple is enormous and a real experience to climb to the very top. The only reason this gets 4 out of 5 is the travel to get there. The roads are quite bad in places and it is a 2 to 3 hour... More 

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, I must start by saying I am not too fond of height, especially when I have to do the climbing to get up there, but I did it! I did the climb because, one, the cruise sailed from Miami, several hours. Two, after the ship docked, the tour took nearly 3 hours to get to the ruins, so why... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the ruins as part of an excursion, we had to get on the bus at the Belize city center and drive out for quite a while but the tour guide and the views told me a lot about the country and the people. The ruins were great to see plus the sports playing area. Monkeys were cool but... More 

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 23, 2016

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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Bradenton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 July 7, 2016 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 July 6, 2016

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 July 6, 2016

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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