The town of San Ignacio isn't the most popular destination for the average tourist, but that just means that the bold and adventurous travelers who do their research and head towards this inland destination get a more authentic and less crowded experience. The town itself dates back to the 19th century, but the general area has long been a place of commercial import thanks to being located in the verdant and agriculturally rich Cayo District and its location directly on one of the country's most critical waterways. Here's why San Ignacio is worth your attention this year.
Adventures to the Past: Xunantunich is the most popular Maya site in the Cayo District, but it's just one of countless. You could plan an entire trip around exploring Maya ruins — and Cahal Pech Village Resort is even positioned alongside some extant ruins.
Jungle Adventures: A quiet ride on horseback and a high-speed zip lining run offer two very different perspectives of the jungle, but they're both worth having. The 300 square miles of Mountain Pine Ridge are definitely worth your time.
Whitewater Adventures: While San Ignacio isn't that close to the beach, there are quite a few aquatic adventures to be had. That includes taking a dip in Vaca Lake, swimming at the foot of waterfalls, and canoeing down the Macal River.
Romantic Adventures: If you're ready to make that next step with your special someone, there's no better place than San Ignacio Town and Cahal Pech Village Resort. Honeymoon, wedding, and romantic vacation packages offer a cost-effective way to explore Belize's Wild West together.
Wildlife Adventures: Whether you're off in search of exotic birds, dangerous cats, or vocal apes, there are plenty of great sightseeing opportunities near San Ignacio. From the monkeys of Caracol to the exotic birds of El Pilar, old Maya sites are conveniently some of the best places for spotting wildlife.
Culinary Adventures: As a gateway to the Cayo District, San Ignacio is both a bustling town and a place of great cultural diversity. San Ignacio's restaurants are more impressive than you might expect in terms of both variety and quality. Whether you're looking for Chinese, Garifuna, or even Mayan food, there's something to be had in town.
Cultural Adventures: San Ignacio's history goes back to before the time it was even recognized as a British colony, so it's understandable that the country's history can be felt in San Ignacio's streets. And if you're looking for an opportunity to explore the cultures of this country, even more, there are plenty of smaller towns that continue to reflect cultural groups like the Mennonites or the indigenous Maya.
Underground Adventures: Beneath the dense rain forest of the Cayo District sits an elaborate network of tunnels and passages carved from the stone. Rio Frio Cave is one of the most popular caves for tubing, while ATM Cave is a cultural landmark once believed to lead to the underworld.
San Ignacio, Belize, is the ideal launching point for your next adventure, and Cahal Pech Village Resort is the best place to stay. Reach out today so that we can help you craft a Belize vacation package that matches your adventurous soul.