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San Ignacio, Cayo

San Ignacio, Belize is totally worth the visit. It’s a beautiful little town where you can spend 3 to 5 days in. It’s the place to spend time after or before visiting the beaches of Belize. From this location tour Mayan Ruins, even Tikal in Guatemala. Book a trip to see Waterfalls, Go horseback riding, hiking or canoeing. Eat at a variety of restaurants or stay at the many resorts, hotels and eco lodges scattered in the Cayo District.

Discover San Ignacio Town

Just a 2-hour drive from Belize City, San Ignacio Town is the Adventures in nature Captial. San Ignacio and Santa Elena together make up the largest town in the Cayo District. The area of Belize is known for drawing adventurers and thrill seekers from all over the world.

San Ignacio is connected to its twin town, Santa Elena, by the only suspension bridge in the country, Hawkesworth Bridge.  This bridge is the only suspension bridge in the country.


San Ignacio Town began as a logging camp in the late 1800s, since then it’s grown up quite a bit. San Ignacio holds the title of Belize’s second largest city and has a whopping 30’000 residents. You can find hotels that range from 15 USD to 4 stars with rooms with their own swimming pool. Many are located in the centre of town, and San Ignacio Hotels can be even on the outskirts of town. Food goes from nice restaurants to street carts serving up tacos, tamales, and ganaches. Most things you may want or need can be bought here, so there is no need to try to bring every toiletry or medicine you think you could ever possibly need.

Downtown San Ignacio is the beating heart of these two towns.  It’s the place to book a tour, find tour companies and enjoy town life at the market or eat at a variety of restaurants.

Notable Restaurants:

  • Guava Limb
  • The Burnz
  • Canada’s Belizean Food
  • Erva’s Restaurant
  • Ko-Ox Han-Nah (Let’s Go Eat)

Places to Stay


Getting here

They are various options for travelling from Belize City to San Ignacio.

Maya Flats (San Ignacio) Airport:

San Ignacio Airport – Maya Flats Airstrip is about 5 miles away from San Ignacio Town. Tropic Air carries a few daily flights to Western Belize from the Phillip Goldson International Airport or Belize City.

Rental Car:

We have seen many traveler rent a car and travel to the Cayo District. At times they go to some of the most remote areas, this, of course, is with the right rental vehicle. We would recommend renting a car if you plan to have some unexpected adventures.

You will find rental companies once you have exited the International Airport.

Private or Shared Transfer:

Another great option for getting to San Ignacio is by shuttle. Many people have taken this option for its flexibility. Offering Pickup and Drop off the many hotels and resorts. Your hotel may also offer this service. William and a few others offer great transportation service which adds a little to your vacation in Belize.

Buses (Chicken Bus):

They aren’t any animals on these buses. Bus leaves every hour from the Terminal. You may wanna take a cab first, before catching a bus. These buses do not pass by the airport. 

Travel tip: Buses are labelled with the final stop.  In this case: Travel to San Ignacio the bus will be labelled Benque. The Conductor will call out the destination if you are taking the bus in the terminal.

Things to Do

San Ignacio is as easy to get to as it is a full day of adventure. The area of Belize is known for drawing adventurers and thrill seekers from all over the world.

Day Trips

  1. Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave)
  2. Tikal from San Ignacio
  3. Caracol Mayan Ruins
  4. Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
  5. Barto Creek Cave Canoeing
  6. Big Rock Falls
  7. Cave Tubing
  8. Zip Lining
  9. Belize Botanic Gardens
  10. Green Iguana Conservation Project
  11. Bird Watching
  12. Jungle Pontoon (Waterfalls Tour)
  13. Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
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San Ignacio tour company

Pacz Tours one of the many tour companies in San Ignacio offers guided tours to many of the Mayan archaeological sites and other attractions. 

Offering pickup from many of the hotels and resorts in or around San Ignacio Town

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