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San Ignacio - Cayo Belize
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San Ignacio Town

About San Igancio - Cayo District

Vast tracts of unspoiled Jungle, Caves, Waterfalls, clear Mountain streams, clean air, sunny days and starlight nights make the Cayo District of Belize the heart of Mother Nature's best kept secret. The center of the ancient Mayan world, Cayo holds the popular Mayan Ruins of Caracol, Xunantunich, and Cahal Pech, as well as caves and dramatic landscape. Cayo is also the agricultural Heartland of Belize.

The people of Belize are friendly, welcoming, and surprisingly for a Central American country, most everyone speaks English and many speak Spanish as well. Adventures, unspoiled jungle, Maya Ruins, and the friendliest people around await you in this peaceful paradise of Belize.

Cayo is the largest district in Belize, boasts the capital of Belize, Belmopan, the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, the Guatemalan border town of Benque Viejo and a multitude of picturesque villages.


View of San Ignacio Town

Three of Belize's most important rivers flow through Cayo District. The Mopan flows from Guatemala, the Macal from the Maya mountains and they both meet just North of San Ignacio to form the Belize River. Spanning the Macal river and linking San Ignacio to Santa Elena is the only suspension bridge in Belize, the one-lane Hawksworth bridge.

Multitudes of quaint, picturesque villages are yours to experience. To the South, are the Maya Mountains and the Mountain Pine Ridge, riddled with caves, waterfalls and clear mountain streams. Hidden amongst the jungle are the Mayan ruins of Caracol, Xunantunich, El Pilar and Cahal Pech; all glorious monuments of the Maya culture which flourished centuries ago, these make for a great tour on your Belize vacation.

Today, Cayo District is the agricultural center of Belize, with it's cattle ranches, citrus groves worked by the Mennonite settlement of Spanish Lookout. "We grow Belize" is their motto. To the North, is where you will find a birders paradise in Aguacate Lagoon, which is where you may also see crocodiles, gibnuts and the Howler monkey.

The people of Belize are friendly, welcoming, and surprisingly for a Central American country, most everyone speaks English and many speak Spanish as well. Adventures, wilderness, jungles, Maya ruins, and the friendliest people around await you in this jewel of Belize.


How to get to Cahal Pech Village Resort

From Belize International/Belize City there are 3 ways to get to the Cahal Pech Village Resort in San Igancio Town-

If you decide to make it out to the Resort on your own for the special Belize Vacation, the above links provide helpful directions to reach the resort from Belize International. Below are some helpful area maps.

Map of Belize | Map of Cayo District

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