Caracol Ruins Site – Belize / Central America

Caracol Ruins Site – posted by Belize Holidays

It is the most extensive Mayan site in Belize and was only re discovered as recently as 1936. Situated high on the Vaca Plateau deep in the Chiquibul Forest reserve, the site of Caracol covers over 80 square miles with 30,000 structures, and at its peak supported a population in excess of 150,000. Situated at 1600 feet above sea level with no natural water body close by, it remains a mystery why such a huge population centers like Caracol involved where it is. However, the close proximity to both extremely hard stone and copal, two commodities highly prized by the Mayas may help explain this enigma. From the top you can enjoy breath taking panoramic views over the forest clad mountains.

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