Map created by Raphael Guerra (Rock Stone Pond) This is another one of Belize’s most visited sites – especially by Cruise Tourists who get transported to the site from Belize City.
Map created by Raphael Guerra (Stone Lady) This classic period site os one of the most visited site in Belize.
A myth was the design of the name – the 4th name this site has acquired. Jaime Awe, overseeing the Tourism Development Project in Belize, found a piece of a stela, excavating the Castillo that had a name in hieroglyphs which could possibly be the original name for the site: Kat Yatz Witz (Clay is the alms of the mountain) or shortened, Kat Witz, for Clay Mountain.
Belize is synonymous with pristine; with unspoilt; with Mother Natures best kept secret; with “the nicest people on the planet”; with ancient Maya Cities. When people visit us in our little space on the planet they are absolutely blown away that we have much more than awesome beaches and absolutely splendid places to stay there.
The community has organised itself just around this “Place of the Ticks” as the name translates to English.This name was given to the site because when the researchers first started to work on it, it was the setting of a cattle grazing field and naturally, the ticks.Certainly the name today was given to it because of the roads (especially in 1938) when one would have to go there at a snail-pace. It hosts up to 3,000 buildings which would make it about the same size of the great city of Tikal (The Place of Voices) in Guatemala.Caracol had up to 28 Kings that could be counted (maybe even more) but the city was notorious in middle part of the 500’s AD when for example, it helped Calakmul ( a site in Mexico) defeat Tikal.Cahal Pech is also one of the oldest Maya cities organised in Belizesince 1200BC.