Mystic River Resort

Discover Belize’s Mayan temples at Caracol

Fascinated by the jungle? Want to explore the ancient civilizations of the Americas? Come to Caracol, a wondrous site of ancient Mayan ruins and one of the best destinations for adventure travel in Belize.

Situated approximately 25 miles south of Xunantunich, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, the site was first reported by a native logger named Rosa Mai, who came across its remains in 1937 while searching for mahogany hardwood trees.

Take a winding path through the jungle to Caracol and discover its more than 40 monuments, some of them dating back to 1,200 BC. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of this place, which once was one of the largest Maya cities.

And if you can, make sure you climb the myriad steep temple steps and be amazed at the views of Belize’s untamed jungle.

Approximate drive time:
2 hours

The drive through the Mountain Pine Ridge and the Chiquibul National Forest is very beautiful, but also very bumpy.

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Image of a Belize Mayan temple at Caracol, ancient Mayan ruins that are the remnants of a once-great city.

Photo of Mayan ruins at Caracol, an archaeological site accessible from Mystic River, Belize’s adventure travel center.