Everything You Need to Know if You Want to Visit the Largest Mayan Ruin in Belize

Everything You Need to Know if You Want to Visit the Largest Mayan Ruin in Belize

Flashback to the Classic Period: 600AD. With an urban center spreading 55 square miles and a population of over 200,000 people, Caracol is the largest known ancient Maya site in Belize and among the largest in the world. It was connected to other Mayan cities throughout Mexico and Guatemala, and engaged in several conflicts with Tikal, before its eventual collapse around 1000AD. Caracol is now an active archeological site, in an active state of restoration, attracting those who seek both adventure and a humbling dose of ancient history.