This important Mayan city flourished in the 6th century and now lies in ruins in western Belize near Guatemala. Hidden in the jungle until 1937 and still being excavated, it contains pyramids, tombs and Mayan art.

Facts & Stats on Caracol

Go Historic ID
319300
Names
Caracol
Caracol Archaeological Reserve
Oxwitzá
Dates
70-859

Visitor & Contact Information

Resources for Caracol

  1. Caracol Archaeological Project University of Central Florida.
  2. Caracol Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
  3. Mountain Pine Ridge and Caracol Attractions Frommers.com.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Caracol - Caracol, Belize