Caracol is the single largest archeological site in Belize, and one of the biggest Mayan structures in the world. Discovered in 1938 by loggers, the Classic Period complex covers over 30mi (48km) squared of land, including over 35,000 structures, five plazas, and some of the most beautiful jungle in Central America. 

Occupied as early as 1200 BC, dozens of hieroglyphic texts have been discovered in the ancient city, carved into altars, walls, facades, capstones, and ball-court-markers. Rich in tropical wildlife, learn about the Mayan civilization in one of the most astonishing cities known to modern man. 

Visiting Caracol is an exercise in discovery: as you walk through the amazing Caana pyramid, the largest in the complex, rising 140ft (420m) above ground, experience the magnificence of the Mayan architectural prowess and ability. From the central acropolis to the ball courts to the astronomic observatory, you are sure to be amazed. 

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Best Caracol Day Trip from San Ignacio

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Travel through time to the mysterious world of the ancient Maya at Caracol, the largest Mayan site in Belize! Located deep within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99

Caracol Maya Temple

This Maya archaeological site is located in the Cayo District of Belize. It is situated 40 kilometers south of San Ignacio Town, Cayo. It rests on the Vaca ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

Private Caracol Tour from San Ignacio

Join this private full day tour and get ready to explore this once very powerful Maya site where great Maya rulers and royals ruled, lived, died and now lay ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $125.00

Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

Maya Ruins tour of the ancient city of Caracol. This guided tour of jungle archaeological site including pyramid temples, plazas and monuments. Followed by ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.00

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