Cahal Pech is also one of the oldest Maya cities organised in Belizesince 1200BC.(Snail) “Ox Witz a”, the Place of Three Hills – its better known as Caracol.Our trio of Deinoychus: Rumble, Rascal and Rebel will transport you back in time and show you just why dinosaurs ruled the land.Witness the miraculous dawn of a baby Tyrannosaurus as it emerges from its gigantic egg.“Big Hat” is the name translation from Kekchi, one of two Maya groups that make Toledo their homeland.The name comes from one of the art piece on a stele with an ancient Maya carved unto a stele with a enormous head dress.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.
This little City is snug at the top of a mountain overlooking the towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, Cayo.Certainly to have that much stelae makes Nim Li Punit an important player in the social and political landscape of the ancient Maya.With the dawn of a new day comes a new era under THE CIRCUS BIG TOP and those that were once extinct will re-emerge once again right before your eyes.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.