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Caracol Mayan Ruins: Tours & Tickets

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This 30-acre complex is the largest Mayan ruin in Belize.
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65 km south of San Ignacio, Belize
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All reviews military escort howler monkeys mayan ruins bumpy ride long drive main temple forest reserve four wheel drive mountain pine ridge day trip rented a car dirt road well worth the effort worth the trip ancient city surrounding jungle two hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is the road extremely rough getting there, but the site is huge and you need a guide or would be easy to get lost. As other people noted, there is no store or gas station, and our guide brought a lovely lunch for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank vdempsey
Reviewed 5 September 2019

Despite having a rental car, my husband, son, and I opted to hire a tour guide (and HIS vehicle) for this trip, in part because of the 52 miles of rough dirt road. Don't be scared off by the "you must join the police escort"...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sandi-and-Tim
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

This truly has to be one of the greatest places Ive visited. The mayan history that has been uncovered is fascinating, the size of the place is enormous, and to think that only about 10% of it has been excavated. Another beauty of this is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Antmorrison
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

We drove about 3 hours each way, to and from Chaa Creek Resort and Caracol. It was a commitment, but totally worth it. We had a guide from Chaa Creek (Edward) and he was great. The roads are challenging (go with a guide - do...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MSLTX
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

The place is fantastic. We have visited lots of ruins but this place really caught our attention. All positive reviews here are spot on. If you want to drive yourself here are some tips. Rent a beater. We rented a Honda CRV with 200,000+ miles...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ChicagoK47
Reviewed 23 July 2019

We visited this site from our hotel in San Ignacio (too far to travel from Belize City as a day trip) and endured close to a thee hour bumpy, dusty ride to get there. It's a fantastic site with a very interesting history which we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robin F
Reviewed 15 July 2019

First time experiencing Mayan ruins of any sort, and when I got to Caracol, my jaw was on the floor. The main temple is MASSIVE, and the way it's revealed to you through between the trees is as beautiful as any cinematographer can imagine. I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

These ruins are at least two hours on a very bumpy rock road and therefore we had the place nearly to ourselves! We saw five other tourists! A magical way to step back in time The ruins, the tree of life, the termite mounds and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank vickym166
Reviewed 4 July 2019

We drove from Hopkins Bay - which was about 4 hours to get to. We were told not to be late for the 9am military escort. But there was not escort. They said they haven't done that in about 4 weeks. So, I dunno why...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TashaS228
Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Caracol is a remarkable Mayan site with many buildings. A lot of artifacts are still in place and you can wander the site freely. The military escort has not been showing up but there was a military presence on the site. Howler monkeys make the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from terryc505 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t try it—it rains in August and if you get caught in a flash storm you won’t make it there or back. You’ll be stranded with no cell reception and no other cars on the road. I had a 4x4 and I still got stuck in the mud... More
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Response from terryc505 | Reviewed this property |
The location is so remote that there is nothing close by. You’re literally in the middle of the jungle. No gas stations, no markets, no settlements (a couple of army/ranger training bases somewhat close by). Bring food and... More
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Response from vdempsey | Reviewed this property |
We walked around 3 hours on site including climbing the tallest pyramid and were tired and hot. Enjoyed a picnic lunch under the pavilion (there is a nice new restroom). We stopped at the Rio on Pools just for a view but if... More
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