Caracol is the most remote of the major ruins in Belize, and is located on the Vaca Plateau south of San Ignacio in Cayo. Completely lost to rainforest cover for over 1000 years, Caracol is still being restored, and visitors can see the archaeologists at work. Caracol’s “Sky Place” pyramid is the tallest structure in the country of Belize. At its peak, Caracol was home to 150,000 people, twice the size of modern-day Belize City. Culinary water was supplied by man-made reservoirs, and explorers have discovered seven ancient roads leading to Caracol.
Today Caracol is a very interesting destination, as well as home of some of the best hikes in Belize.
Sample rates: all day tour from San Ignacio, including a stop at Rio On Pools, $95/person