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Caracol is an archaeological site managed by the University of Central Florida in Orlando. As the largest Maya site in Belize, this dig is one of the most important for modern thought on Maya civilization, culture, and history. Luckily, most of the larger ruins are open to the public.


Visitors to the site will see some of the largest ruins and temples in Belize and in the Caribbean. Well maintained, and less crowded than others, the ruins are perfect for a leisurely exploration. You will even be able to climb up the large pyramid.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Caracol may choose to book their trip in a welcoming part of Belize, since visitors to this part of Belize will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. With only a small number of hotels around the area surrounding Caracol, a small amount of tourist movement can be bargained on.




There is an entry fee to enter the site.

Contact Information

Location: Central Belize, Belize



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