Fun things to do in San Ignacio

  • The Palace
    The Palace
    by Paul2001
  • The view from the El Castillo
    The view from the El Castillo
    by Paul2001
  • Macal River [photo by Chris]
    Macal River [photo by Chris]
    by toonsarah

Most Viewed Things to Do in San Ignacio

  • deedeechi's Profile Photo

    inland blue hole

    by deedeechi Written Nov 28, 2005

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    the inland blue hole is on the way to san ignacio, you will see a sign on the road that points to you the lake. the inland blue hole is like its big brother but inland. it is a small lake that, within feet of its edges drops hundreds of feet, causing a deep blue hole in its center. it is home to some of the most extensive underwater cave systems in the world. the surrounding scenery is lush green forest. its perfect if you enough cliff diving. the hole is soo deep you can climb up the steep rock adjacent and dive into the 20 foot hole. extremely fun.... myth has it that once scientists released a dyed substance into the inland blue hole and it appeared later in the blue hole....?! im a bit skeptical though.

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo

    Belize Botanical Gardens

    by windsorgirl Updated Mar 22, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you like gardens and flowers, then I recommend a visit to the Belize Botanical Gardens. Eventhough there wasn't much in bloom at the time of my visit in late February, it is still a worthwhile daytrip from San Iganacio.

    There are over 100 species of orchid on display in the orchid house including Belize's National Flower, the black orchid. There is also a firetower for a great view of the landscape, a bird pond and many walking trails through native trees and plants.

    You can also visit DuPlooy's Jungle Lodge which is adjacent to the gardens for a swim in the Macal River and lunch on the deck. The deck is a great spot for birdwatching and provides a wonderful view down onto the river.

    Admission to the gardens is $2.50 US and the gardens are open daily from 7am to 5pm.

    See my travelogue for more flora and fauna from the botanical gardens.

    hibiscus
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Birdwatching
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo

    Walk to Branch Mouth

    by windsorgirl Written Mar 22, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    It is a 30 minute walk along a dirt road to the community of Branch Mouth. It is also the location where the Macal and Mopan Rivers join to form the Belize River which flows out to the Caribbean Sea.

    You will encounter alot of birdlife on your walk, bring your binoculars. We spotted some green parrots in the tree tops.

    At Branch Mouth, there is a very long and very bouncy swing bridge that the locals use on their daily commute into San Ignacio. Don't be surprised to see a group of school children in their uniforms crossing at the beginning or end of the school day. We also saw a bicycles crossing the bridge.

    swing bridge
    Related to:
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Birdwatching
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • mayadoc's Profile Photo

    Caracol Ruins

    by mayadoc Written Nov 28, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    An amazing mayan archeological site hidden in the jungle. Caracol was an importat city that defeated the mighty Tikal in AD 562.
    The site covers 35 sq. miles and its thought to have a population of 150,000.
    Few structures are restaured but the main atractions are: Caana (Belize's tallest structure up today, 42 meters high), Temple of the Wooden Linteln and a Ball Court.

    Caana Pyramid
    Related to:
    • Archeology

    Was this review helpful?

San Ignacio Hotels

  • Black Rock Lodge

    Negroman Road, San Ignacio, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Mystic River Resort

    Mile 6 Cristo Rey Road, San Ignacio, 000000, Belize

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Lodge At Chaa Creek

    I rarely write tips about accommodation in which I haven’t personally stayed, but this seems such a...

    more

Latest San Ignacio Hotel Reviews

duPlooy's Jungle Lodge
264 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 25, 2014
Hi-et
35 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 22, 2014
Blancaneaux Lodge
254 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 4, 2014
The Lodge At Chaa Creek
557 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 8, 2014
San Ignacio Resort Hotel
444 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 8, 2014
Hidden Valley Inn
259 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 1, 2014
Crystal Paradise Resort
182 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 24, 2014
Maya Mountain Lodge
232 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 6, 2014
Log Cab-Inns
14 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 2, 2014
Midas Resort
368 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 8, 2014
Cahal Pech Village Resort
394 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 7, 2014
Windy Hill Resort
161 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 5, 2014

Instant Answers: San Ignacio

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

91 travelers online now

Comments

San Ignacio Things to Do

Travel tips and advice posted by real travelers and San Ignacio locals.
Map of San Ignacio