Caracol & Cayo District

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Caracol & Cayo District, photo by Charlemagne
Caracol & Cayo District (photo by Charlemagne)
 

Cayo district is located in the central inland region of Belize and is known for its Mayan ruins, caves, tropical jungles, and extensive river system. The main town and travel hub is San Ignacio, which has its own attractions.

Cayo District includes Caracol a large ancient Maya archaeological site, located about 24 miles (40 km) south of San Ignacio.

It also includes several cave systems. The best known is Actun Tunichil Muknal, a Mayan sacrificial burial site near San Ignacio that is contained entirely within a cave system, with access involving of climbing over rocks and swimming through water, creating an unusual adventure.

Cayo District also has several rivers that are popular for tubing and other activities.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Acropolis Maya Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, Acropolis Maya Hotel offers accommodation in San Ignacio. A TV with satellite channels is provided. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 70 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$11

 
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Maya Mountain Lodge & Tours

Surrounded by tropical gardens, Maya Mountain Lodge & Tours offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and bright accommodation with free Wi-Fi and wonderful garden views. San Ignacio town is 2.5 km away. Average score from 156 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$62

 
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Vanilla Hills Lodge

Vanilla Hills Lodge offers spacious bungalows located in the lush tropical jungle outside of San Ignacio. It is a short walk from the Mopan River and offers free Wi-Fi and parking. Average score from 98 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$140

 
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Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge

Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge is set in tropical rainforest next to Macal River, 12 km from San Ignacio town. This eco-friendly lodge offers rustic-style bungalows with garden views and free WiFi. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$155

 
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San Ignacio Resort Hotel

Just a 5-minute drive from the Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins, San Ignacio Resort Hotel offers an outdoor pool, an spa and fantastic jungle views. The Green Iguana Conservation Project is based on site. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$204

 
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See all hotels in Caracol & Cayo District.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Villa Cayo

Villa Cayo

Featuring air conditioning, Villa Cayo offers accommodation in San Ignacio. Free WiFi is provided . Featuring a terrace, the accommodation features a seating area with a flat-screen TV and Blu-ray player. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 10.0/10.

$95

 
$9510.0
Vanilla Hills Lodge

Vanilla Hills Lodge

Vanilla Hills Lodge offers spacious bungalows located in the lush tropical jungle outside of San Ignacio. It is a short walk from the Mopan River and offers free Wi-Fi and parking. Average score from 98 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$140

 
$1409.8
The Lodge at ChaaCreek

The Lodge at ChaaCreek

This family-run lodge offers a health spa, an eco-friendly swimming pool and unique accommodation with private verandas and jungle views. It is set next to the Macal River, in a private rainforest reserve. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$389 - $300

$3899.7
Hill View House

Hill View House

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hill View House is a holiday home, set in San Ignacio. Guests benefit from terrace and a year-round outdoor pool. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$120

$1209.6
Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge

Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge

Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge is set in tropical rainforest next to Macal River, 12 km from San Ignacio town. This eco-friendly lodge offers rustic-style bungalows with garden views and free WiFi. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$155

 
$1559.5
Table Rock Lodge

Table Rock Lodge

Featuring free WiFi, Table Rock Lodge offers accommodation in Cristo Rey. San Ignacio is 3.4 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Some units include a balcony and/or patio. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$145

$1459.4
Ka'ana Resort & Spa

Ka'ana Resort & Spa

Set in beautiful gardens, Ka'ana Resort & Spa features a spa, an infinity pool and charming rooms with terraces. Located outside San Ignacio, it offers excursions to nearby national parks, caves and the rainforest. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$236 - $600

 
$2369.4
San Ignacio Resort Hotel

San Ignacio Resort Hotel

Just a 5-minute drive from the Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins, San Ignacio Resort Hotel offers an outdoor pool, an spa and fantastic jungle views. The Green Iguana Conservation Project is based on site. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$204

 
$2049.3
Inn the Bush Eco-Jungle Lodge

Inn the Bush Eco-Jungle Lodge

Surrounded by tropical jungle outside of San Ignacio, Inn the Bush Eco-Jungle Lodge offers on-site nature trails plus a swimming pool and open-air restaurant. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$125

 
$1259.0
Mystic River Resort

Mystic River Resort

Mystic River Resort offers beautiful riverside cabins surrounded by rainforest, just 10 km from San Ignacio. This luxury resort features a private river beach, a spa, organic gardens and an open-air restaurant. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$225

 
$2258.9
Crystal Paradise Resort

Crystal Paradise Resort

Surrounded by jungle, Crystal Paradise Resort is located outside of San Ignacio and boasts on-site hiking trails and tour guides. It also offers free Wi-Fi, bird watching and swimming. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$95

 
$958.8
Maya Vista Resort

Maya Vista Resort

Maya Vista Resort offers pet-friendly accommodation in Belmopan. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Some units include a seating area for your convenience. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. Maya Vista Resort features free WiFi . Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$100

$1008.7
Windy Hill Resort

Windy Hill Resort

Windy Hill Resort is a 15-minute drive from the Guatemala border, in San Ignacio, Belize. It offers a gym, outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi zone and free parking. Average score from 57 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$111 - $136

 
$1118.3
Cahal Pech Village Resort

Cahal Pech Village Resort

Located in San Ingnacio, this rustic-style resort features spectacular views of the Belize River Valley and offers guests free Wi-Fi and an on-site restaurant. Cahal Pech Village Resort also has a tour desk. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$103

 
$1038.1
Mahogany Hall Luxury Boutique Resort

Mahogany Hall Luxury Boutique Resort

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Mahogany Hall Luxury Boutique Resort is located in San Ignacio. It boasts beautiful tropical gardens and features free daily breakfast. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$225

$2257.8
Mahogany Hall Private Retreat

Mahogany Hall Private Retreat

Mahogany Hall Private Retreat offers pet-friendly accommodation in San Ignacio. The guest house has a year-round outdoor pool and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$235

$2357.8
The Treehouse Cayo

The Treehouse Cayo

The Treehouse Cayo is a holiday home featuring free WiFi and a terrace set in Bullet Tree Falls. Guests benefit from balcony and an outdoor pool. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$250

$250-

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Archeological Sites

Caracol

Long thought to be a tertiary center, it is now known that the site was one of the most important regional political centers of the Maya Lowlands during the Classic Period. Specific ruins include Caracol, Cahal Pech, and Xunantunich.
Natural
Caves

Cayo

This region has many caves. The most famous is Actun Tunichil Muknal. This is a Mayan sacrificial burial site near San Ignacio. The site is contained entirely within a cave system, and access to the relics is gained via some 500 metres of climbing over rocks, wading and swimming through water that is at times over 1.5 metres deep.
Other Interests:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Tropical Forests

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