Location: 50 miles from San Ignacio Town, within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve Meaning: “Snail” Size:  25,000 acres  

Quick Facts: Caracol is the largest archaeological reserve in the country. Translated as “sky place” the Caana complex rises some 139 feet and is the tallest building in Belize. At its peak of political power, the city covered an area of approx. 38 square miles with a population of about 80-100,000 people.