Where to stay in San Ignacio, Belize?

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Cahal Pech Resort - Best Place To Stay In San Ignacio, Belize

Travelers to Belize rave about San Ignacio Town. Its colorful streets and open-air markets allow visitors to experience Belize’s diverse culture. Mestizo, Maya, and Garifuna as well as newcomers from Asia can be found here. There are wonderful restaurants, unique boutiques and sunny outdoor cafes. Everyone is friendly and most people speak English.

San Ignacio is a prime location from which to explore the Cayo District, which is the largest district in Belize.

Once the center of the ancient Maya, you can explore famous Mayan ruins such as Caracol, Xunantunich, El Pilar and Cahal Pech. There are also hundreds of unexcavated ruins and Maya sacred caves to sightsee.

There are also opportunities for wilderness adventure. With the Maya Mountains and Mountain Pine Ridge close by, hikers will have no lack of trails. The area has beautiful cascading waterfalls and clear mountain streams as well as networks of underground caves.

River adventures are also possible, as the Mopan and Macal rivers meet just north of San Ignacio, where they join to create the Belize River. You can take a rafting trip or a guided river tour through the rainforest. From a comfortable vantage point you can observe crocodiles and hear howler monkeys. Gazing up at the canopy you might see the gorgeous plumage of many tropical birds.

For shopping, museums and fine dining, the capital of Belize, Belmopan, is close by. Other communities, such as the Mennonite settlement at Spanish Lookout, provide their own unique imprint on the area.

To explore all the Cayo District has to offer, you’ll find that Cahal Pech Village Resort is your perfect home base. Located above San Ignacio, its elevation provides a fantastic view of the surrounding area. Operating since 1994, the resort is clean, comfortable, and provides amenities such as three swimming pools, a tour desk, and an on-site restaurant and bar.

Here you can relax amidst lush gardens while enjoying panoramic views of the Belize River Valley and the verdant Maya Mountains. The sunsets are gorgeous and you’ll love stargazing from your private balcony at the end of a busy day.

The resort staff is friendly and the resident chefs are superb. You’ll enjoy delicious meals created from local organic ingredients. If you’re feeling social, pull up to the bar for a Planter’s Punch made with freshly squeezed local juice.

If you’d like to be set up with a tour or have any special requests – just ask. The owners of Cahal Pech Village, Daniel and Miriam Silva, will ensure your stay is a memorable one.

Questions about visiting Belize? Send us an email or call 239- 494- 3281. We will love to help you plan your Belize vacation.

 

 

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