The gateway to adventure

San Ignacio

San Ignacio is a quaint town west of Belize City. With plenty of accommodations catered to adventurers, it’s a great base for exploring Maya ruins and cave systems in the Western part of the country. After a long day of caving, horseback riding, kayaking or hiking, rest up in this hub full of friendly people and great food.

Just 67 miles from Belize City, San Ignacio is as easy to get to as it is full of adventure. It’s the largest town in the Cayo District, the area of Belize known for drawing adventurers and thrill seekers from all over the world.

San Ignacio is connected to its twin town, Santa Elena, by the only suspension bridge in the country, Hawkesworth Bridge. The construction of this historic bridge made the connection from Belize City to the adventure-filled Western regions not only possible, but easy.

Just 67 miles from Belize City, San Ignacio is as easy to get to as it is full of adventure. It’s the largest town in the Cayo District, the area of Belize known for drawing adventurers and thrill seekers from all over the world.

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Take an easy day trip to Mountain Pine Ridge.
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San Ignacio is connected to its twin town, Santa Elena, by the only suspension bridge in the country, Hawkesworth Bridge.

Head to Burns Avenue for drinks and conversation with locals. 

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The construction of this historic bridge made the connection from Belize City to the adventure-filled Western regions not only possible, but easy.

Activities

Don't just see the wonder of Belize, Experience it.

Dive right in

Divers from all over the world come to Belize for a diving experience unlike anywhere else. We’re home to the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere and three of four coral atolls in the...

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Take to the seas, solo or with friends.

Look down on the clear waters to see the reefs, fish, rays and sea turtles. Overhead there are migratory birds and sunshine for days. By the way, pack some sun screen.


Coastal and island resorts...

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Get to know our feathered friends.

Over 500 species of feathered friends call Belize home from time to time. Some of the best places to see migrant and resident water birds are Crooked Tree and the seashores of Belize.

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Attractions

Put these sites on your list, you won't regret it.

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

Deep within the forests lies a wonder of both ancient and natural Belize. Following a 45-minute drive from San Ignacio and a 45-minute hike through the beautiful Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve with...

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Cahal Pech

Just a short walk from the present-day town of Cahal Pech, also known as "The Place of Ticks" in Yucatecan Maya, this Maya site is very convenient to visit. Located in San Ignacio along the banks of...

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Community Baboon Sanctuary

The Community Baboon Sanctuary spans 20 miles and is home to over a thousand howler monkeys, birds and other mammals. The sanctuary was started by a group of local farmers in 1985 to protect the...

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Perspective

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A Rum Tour You Can't Miss

Is there ever such a thing as a perfect tour? Travellers Rum thinks so, transporting guests through time to discover the story of one of Belize’s most historic distilleries, while also tasting some...

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Events

Placencia Lobster Fest 2018 | 1

Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia. Spanning three days, this food festival has only grown over the...

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BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge

Love FM, a local radio station, and the Belize Tourism Board have teamed up to contest what used to be Belize’s most grueling race by rolling out the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge. La Ruta Maya partic...

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La Ruta Maya River Challenge

The weekend of March 8th, 2019, Belizeans in the hundreds will gather at the Hawksworth Bridge in San Ignacio, Cayo district. They’ll peer down as the canoes speed off down the Belize Old River with...

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