Welcome to Caracol
Beyond Mountain Pine Ridge, to the southwest, are the ruins of Belize's largest and most important Maya site, Caracol. Once among the most powerful cities in the entire Maya world, this ancient city now lies enshrouded by thick jungle near the Guatemalan border, a rugged 52-mile drive from San Ignacio that takes two to three hours. A multimillion dollar road upgrade will eventually make Caracol more accessible to independent travelers.
At the ticket office, a small visitors center outlines Caracol's history and has a helpful scale model, and a new museum houses much of the sculpture found at Caracol.