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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

Caracol is located in a nice area within Belize, meaning visitors to this region of Belize will have the benefit of easy site access during their time there. You can expect little traffic surrounding this historic site, particularly since there are very few lodging options nearby.




There is an entry fee to enter the site.

Contact Information


Location: Central Belize, Belize


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