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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 an area within Belize, since visitors to this region of Belize will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. With just a small number of accommodations around the neighborhood within the vicinity of Caracol, only a little tourist movement might be predicted.




There is an entry fee to enter the site.

Contact Information

Location: Central Belize, Belize



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