Caracol

caracol-belizeCaracol is the largest Maya site in Belize. It’s about a 2 hour drive from San Ignacio located near the Guatemalan border.

Back in it’s hey day in 650AD, the urban radius around this site was 10km and counted for a population of 140,000! thats almost twice as many in the current Belize City today!

What’s so fascinating is the fact that there is and was no water source near by and these guys dug reservoirs and collected rainwater to grow there agriculture on terraces and supply the population with water. Would have loved to have an aerial shot of the site from a drone that my friend has www.droneworxs.com.au.

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Where is Belize?

belize-mapThanks for stopping by and learning more about Belize. Firstly Belize was formally known as British Honduras, it was renamed in 1973 and in 1981 was granted independence.

So where is Belize?
Belize is located in Central America, to the North it boarders Mexico and to the South is Guatemala. Over half the country is covered in forest and has a barrier reef over 300 kilometres long. Making it an ideal tourist attraction.

The climate is tropical with average temperatures ranging from 24°C in January and 27°C in July. Beware of the seasons here with the dry season running from January to April and the wet season can bring over 1350mm of rain, along with being subject to Hurricanes.

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