San Ignacio Things to Do

  • The Palace
    The Palace
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    The view from the El Castillo
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    Macal River [photo by Chris]
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Most Viewed Things to Do in San Ignacio

  • 1. Caves and Tubing

    One of our two prime objectives of staying in the San Ignacio area was to explore a Mayan cave. The particular one that we wanted to see was Actun Tunichil Muknal (known as ATM or 'Cave of the Crystal...

  • 2. Xunantunich

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Xunantunich was one of my favourite Mayan ruins in Belize. Unlike most of the other ruins I was able to investigate this large ruin on my own, so I could climb up and down the large pyramids and tombs...

  • 3. Falls and Mountain Pine Ridge

    This is believed to be the highest waterfall in Central America and is actually over 1,500 ft to the bottom. A viewing platform overlooks the falls. There is a short scenic trail around the escarpment...

  • 4. Tours

    All of our tours in the San Ignacio area originated from Belize CIty. Prior to going to Belize I contacted pacztours and scheduled a trip to ATM for me and my family. Pacztours picked us up in Belize...

  • 5. Tikal

    At Clarissa Falls, Mark will arrange the entire trip to Tikal--just tell him when you want to go---its about $100 per person. He drove us to the border, walked us over, and introduced us to the...

  • 6. Cahal Peche

    I enjoyed Cahal Pech much more than I thought I would. It doesn't have the large, impressive looking structures like Xunantunich or Caracol, but it had several smaller structures and lots of hallways...

  • 7. Tropical Wings Nature Center

    We have been to bigger and more inclusive types of butterfly places - in Costa Rica and in Key West. But this one does like the Belize zoo, and concentrates on Belize butterflies and plants. It made a...

  • 8. Caracol, the Most Important Mayan ruin in Belize!

    Caracol is the largest and most important Mayan ruin in Belize. It was not discovered by archaeologist until 1937 and laid neglected for many years afterword....

  • 9. Early morning bird watching

    This was easily the best of the free activities we participated in here. We gave it a miss on our first morning as the weather was too wet, but the next day,...

  • 10. Macal River Trail

    The grounds of the lodge are extensive and there’s a network of trails for you to enjoy. One of these is the Macal River Trail, part of which we did one...

  • 11. Butterfly Farm

    Next door to the Nature Centre is the Butterfly Farm, where Blue Morpho butterflies are bred for educational purposes. When we had seen all we wanted to at the...

  • 12. Nature Centre

    Chaa Creek has an on-site Nature Centre and a visit is free for all guests staying at the lodge or the river camp, so we headed up the hill one afternoon to...

  • 13. Range of activities

    Although this is a great place to chill out for a few days, there is also a wide range of activities on offer – some free, some paid for. The free ones are:~...

  • 14. Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

    This caving adventure is one of the most exciting and popular tours in the area. After a van into the Tapir forest and a few kilometer hike into the jungle...

  • 15. ATM (Actun Tunichil Muknal) Cave tour

    An exciting trip into an underground Mayan sacrificial chamber.Not for those even slightly claustrophobic. The trip begins with an hours 4 wheel drive and then...

  • 16. El Pilar: Excellent birdwatching

    Well hidden beneath the jungle canopy of the Cayo District, the Maya ruins of El Pilar straddle the Belize/Guatemalan border. Encompassing over 25 plazas and...

  • 17. Belize Botanic Gardens

    The Belize Botanic Gardens, established by DuPlooy's Riverside Cottages, comprises over 50 acres and has been developed after 10 years of reforestation work and...

  • 18. Caracol: Hidden treasure

    According to a guidebook, "Guatemala has Tikal, Honduras has Copan, and Belize has Caracol". Misconceptions about its archeological significance and Caracol's...

  • 19. Ziplining at Jaguar Paw

    We also went ziplining at Jaguar Paw. If you stop by the Jaguar Paw Resort, there is a desk that collects the fee (US$55 per person), then you walk up a short...

  • 20. Hawksworth Suspension Bridge

    With our various tours having kept us busy for our first two days in the area, we decided to head the short distance into San Ignacio for a look around on our...

  • 21. Quirky San Ignacio

    San Ignacio is a strange little town, located on the hillside of the Macal River valley. I guess that is to be expected, since it has been here in the jungle a...

  • 22. Mayawalk tours just want your $$$$

    Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve is absolutely great, and really a fantastic opportunity to see the back-country of the Cayo Region. I agree with the rest of the...

  • 23. inland blue hole

    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...

  • 24. Belize Botanical Gardens

    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...

  • 25. Walk to Branch Mouth

    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...

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