Many couples are looking for a honeymoon destination that lets them blend romance and excitement with ecologically responsible tourism. If you also want beautiful weather, stunning scenery and affordable pricing, head to San Ignacio Town in western Belize.
San Ignacio is a small but bustling town that is known as the eco-tourism capital of Belize. It's the perfect place for adventurous honeymooners to set up a base and begin their explorations of Belize.
Stay in San Ignacio and get easy access to the top Belize ecotourism adventures like cave tubing, visiting Maya ruins, exploring caves, zip-lining, canoeing down jungle rivers and hiking through the wildest, most pristine areas of Belize.
With most tourists heading straight for the beach resorts in Placencia, Hopkins and Ambergris Caye, San Ignacio remains an affordable destination that's slightly but pleasantly off the beaten path. Rekindle your romance in the middle of a lush tropical paradise.
Top Activities You'll Want to Try in San Ignacio
Once you're in San Ignacio, you'll be in the perfect location to explore the best that Belize has to offer. In San Ignacio, you'll discover a wealth of shopping and dining options along with hotels and tour guides. From its slightly higher elevation, take in breathtaking views of the Belize River Valley and the Maya Mountains.
Most tours in the Cayo District require a licensed tour guide. In most cases, your hotel can make arrangements for tours, transportation, and guides.
Ancient Maya Cities
San Ignacio gives you walkable access to the impressive Maya ruins of Cahal Pech. Learn the history of this fascinating, ancient civilization that established many important settlements in Belize. You can also visit the world-famous Maya ruins of Tikal in nearby Guatemala. Most people in Belize have to travel all day to get to Tikal, but in San Ignacio, you're just over the border.
Belize is known for its awe-inspiring caves. Explore the reaches of the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave, considered a top must-see cave by any adventure traveler. Visit Barton Creek, the largest river cave in Belize.
Wildlife Spotting and Birding
Bird enthusiasts regularly find hundreds of bird species daily in Belize. The many protected wilderness areas here are outstanding for bird spotting and wildlife watching. Get to know the keel-billed toucan, Belize's national bird, scarlet macaws and dozens of hummingbird species. Five species of big cats are native to Belize, and you can spot them at one of the many sanctuaries.
The San Ignacio Market
This market on the banks of the Macal River brings together farmers, vendors, and visitors from all over Belize. Discover amazing produce, fresh seafood, local handicrafts, souvenirs, jewelry, clothing and more. After shopping, explore the charm of central San Ignacio. The market opens every day at 5:00 AM.
Where to Stay in San Ignacio, Belize
Experience the best of San Ignacio at the Cahal Pech Village Resort. Our Belize resort has the finest accommodations, the best tour packages and the best amenities in San Ignacio Town. Enjoy three pools, a gourmet restaurant, lush landscaping and stunning views. Contact us today to create the perfect Belize honeymoon.