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All reviews military escort howler monkeys mayan ruins bumpy ride long drive main temple forest reserve four wheel drive mountain pine ridge day trip rented a car dirt road well worth the effort worth the trip surrounding jungle two hours hour drive
Not only is the road extremely rough getting there, but the site is huge and you need a guide or would be easy to get lost. As other people noted, there is no store or gas station, and our guide brought a lovely lunch for...More
Despite having a rental car, my husband, son, and I opted to hire a tour guide (and HIS vehicle) for this trip, in part because of the 52 miles of rough dirt road. Don't be scared off by the "you must join the police escort"...More
This truly has to be one of the greatest places Ive visited. The mayan history that has been uncovered is fascinating, the size of the place is enormous, and to think that only about 10% of it has been excavated. Another beauty of this is...More
We drove about 3 hours each way, to and from Chaa Creek Resort and Caracol. It was a commitment, but totally worth it. We had a guide from Chaa Creek (Edward) and he was great. The roads are challenging (go with a guide - do...More
The place is fantastic. We have visited lots of ruins but this place really caught our attention. All positive reviews here are spot on. If you want to drive yourself here are some tips. Rent a beater. We rented a Honda CRV with 200,000+ miles...More
We visited this site from our hotel in San Ignacio (too far to travel from Belize City as a day trip) and endured close to a thee hour bumpy, dusty ride to get there. It's a fantastic site with a very interesting history which we...More
First time experiencing Mayan ruins of any sort, and when I got to Caracol, my jaw was on the floor. The main temple is MASSIVE, and the way it's revealed to you through between the trees is as beautiful as any cinematographer can imagine. I...More
These ruins are at least two hours on a very bumpy rock road and therefore we had the place nearly to ourselves! We saw five other tourists! A magical way to step back in time
The ruins, the tree of life, the termite mounds and...More
We drove from Hopkins Bay - which was about 4 hours to get to. We were told not to be late for the 9am military escort. But there was not escort. They said they haven't done that in about 4 weeks. So, I dunno why...More
Caracol is a remarkable Mayan site with many buildings. A lot of artifacts are still in place and you can wander the site freely. The military escort has not been showing up but there was a military presence on the site. Howler monkeys make the...More
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Don’t try it—it rains in August and if you get caught in a flash storm you won’t make it there or back. You’ll be stranded with no cell reception and no other cars on the road. I had a 4x4 and I still got stuck in the mud... More
Don’t try it—it rains in August and if you get caught in a flash storm you won’t make it there or back. You’ll be stranded with no cell reception and no other cars on the road. I had a 4x4 and I still got stuck in the mud twice during a storm.
Rent a 4x4 or hire a tour guide to drive you (most of them drive 4x4 pickup trucks for a reason).
We walked around 3 hours on site including climbing the tallest pyramid and were tired and hot. Enjoyed a picnic lunch under the pavilion (there is a nice new restroom). We stopped at the Rio on Pools just for a view but if... More
We walked around 3 hours on site including climbing the tallest pyramid and were tired and hot. Enjoyed a picnic lunch under the pavilion (there is a nice new restroom). We stopped at the Rio on Pools just for a view but if we had more energy and had brought swimsuits it would be nice to take a dip.