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"San Ignacio, Belize: Home Base For Adventure" Top 5 Page for this destination San Ignacio by diver-x

San Ignacio Travel Guide: 169 reviews and 414 photos

About San Ignacio

San Ignacio is not the most picturesque of towns. It's more like a place that Indiana Jones might stop by to pick up supplies before heading into the jungle. Our first impression of the town was that it was a dumpy little h&ll-hole, but it didn't take long to change our minds.

San Ignacio is a great home-base for your Belize adventure. Nearby, you can explore Mayan ruins, go horseback riding, hiking, caving, cave-tubing, kayaking or canoeing. You can even take day trips or overnights at Tikal in Guatemala.

There are plenty of guide services in town, with signs on the street announcing their specialties. Just walk down the street and you'll find something fun to do.

There are also several very good & reasonably priced restaurants & hotels in the area. So go ahead and splurge on your day-trip. Your lodging & food are cheap!

About the tips on this page

Most of the Must See Activities listed on the page are actually done in nearby areas, not actually in San Ignacio. However, you will be able to do all of these activities if you are staying in San Ignacio.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Plenty of day-trips to choose from; good food & cheap hotels
  • Cons:Not a pretty town; might scare the timid.
  • In a nutshell:Give San Ignacio a chance! It grows on you!
  • Last visit to San Ignacio: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Great tips!

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 12:22 PM

    Good page and nice pics and tips. Cant wait to go to Belize.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2006 at 6:43 PM

    The cave tour looks like it would be something unique to do! Climbing the Mayan ruins would be another activity that would draw me...thanks for sharing San Ignacio!!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2005 at 3:23 PM

    Excellent tips on what to do in San Ignacio and surrounding area! Hopefully, my wife and I willl be able to make use of them in February. Caracol looks really impressive!

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2004 at 1:56 PM

    My custom travel guide is quickly filling up with your great tips. Thank you!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2004 at 3:32 AM

    Nice tips and pictures. I have some friends that are there now.

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2004 at 3:17 PM

    Your page brought back some great memories for me, I'm hoping to go back to Belize next winter for the first time in 9 years. Will have to try Hannah's this time!

  • R.Dettmann's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2003 at 10:16 PM

    Wow great trekking! I need to go there one day!

  • trotador's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2003 at 6:51 PM

    Is Eva the local witch?? I like the page!!

  • dracko's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2003 at 12:06 PM

    Wow, so much to do there! I've been meaning to give Belize a try, perhaps I shouldn't restrict it to just a liveaboard...


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