What is the Best Way to Experience Caracol?
For national monuments (such as Caracol), the Belize Government requires that you be accompanied by a licensed-trained tour guide. This is not only for your safety, but the governments way of protecting their historical monuments.
What is the Best Time of Year to Visit?
The Caracol Mayan site is open year round (365 days) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The best time of year to visit (for visibility), is during dry season (November to April), also known as high season.
What is the Best Way to Get to Caracol?
From the town of San Ignacio, Caracol is a 2-½ hour drive. Take the Cristo Rey Road and drive towards Mountain Pine Ridge until you reach Douglas D’Silva Forest Station. Drive another 45 minutes until you reach the Caracol Archaeological Reserve.
Where is Caracol located in Belize?
Reach the Caracol site by starting in the Cayo District and traveling around 25 miles south of San Ignacio to the Maya Mountains foothills where the Chiquibul Forest Reserve welcomes travelers to the former Mayan stronghold. Prepare for a slog. Caracol is situated amid tropical rain and pine forests that could require an arduous trek to reach the site. As recently as 2009, 3D maps taken of Caracol reveal much more to be unearthed about agricultural terraces and paved causeways, reason enough to return in the future.