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Tikal Maya Ruins
"The tour starts in San Ignacio at 7:30am where you will be explained step by step the activities of the day. Then you will drive to the the Belize border for 20 minutes where you will be escorted through the border. After you cross the border into Guatem you will drive to Tikal which is 1.5 hours away. You will be able to spend 3.5 hours in Tikal. Then you will drive about 30 minutes where you will have lunch for about an hour. Afterwards you will drive for about 1.5 hours back to the border. Once you cross the boarder there will be another 20 minute drive until San Ignacio.""""This tour is great for both young and senior citizens because of it easy access. Tikal is filled with wild life like monkeys turkeys
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Full-Day Exploration of the Caracol Maya Temple
"An early departure from San Ignacio Town is required. You will be picked up at your hotel at approximately 7:30 am and will travel for two hours south of San Ignacio Town through the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. FYI: all transportation guide fees park entrance fees and your lunch are included. During rainy season this site is only accessible in a 4W drive vehicle.This large ancient Maya archaeological site is located in the Cayo District of Belize within the Chiquibul National Park. At Caracol there are approximately 267 structures per square kilometer 85% higher than Tikal. The site covers approximately 200 square kilometers and within this area
From $110.00
Caracol Day Trip from San Ignacio
"Caracol the largest Mayan archaeological site in Belize was also the largest metropolis in the Maya lowlands during the Classic Period. In 650 AD the urban area of Caracol had a radius of approximately 6 miles (10 km) around the center of the site. Caracol maintained a population of more than 140000 people through the creation of an immense agricultural system and elaborate city planning. After hotel pickup in San Ignacio board your comfortable minivan or SUV for the approximate 2.5-hour drive to Caracol located within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. En route
From $120.00

Most Viewed General in San Ignacio


Suspension Bridge

San Ignacio is across the Macal River from their sister city of Santa Elena. To get from one side of the river to the other you must cross the one-lane Hawksworth Bridge - Belize's only suspension...
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Sunset Karaoke Bar Near Low Bridge in San Ignacio.

My favorite place to have a beer in the evening and sing or just listen how others do it. You can meet there many interesting people. I fell in love with that little town on my first visit, and...
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Jun 05, 2012

A small city in the western hill country of Belize

San Ignacio is a small town in the western hill country of Belize, near the border of Guatemala. The town is clean, friendly & kind of 'quaint'. You can go hiking in the hills, caving in a number...
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Jul 18, 2007

Map of our San Ignacio Area Adventures

This map shows Crooked Tree, the inland island birdwatching sanctuary, in the top right corner. It was from there that we arrived in San Ignacio, on the Guatemala border on our 12th day in Belize. San...
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May 20, 2006

Take your own Breakfast!

My two friends and I knew that our little cabin didn't come with breakfast, so we decided to take our own. We took breakfast bars to eat for breakfast before we left for our adventures in the morning....
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Jun 07, 2004


We were iffy about swimming in the river as all those drains/sewers lead down to the water. We waded some, up river from the new Bridge. Wasn't too bad.Then we found the Swimming Pool at the San...
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May 26, 2003
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Here is sunset in San Ignacio... this is near the bridge, where on the weekends there are a gatherings with lots of people, music, and swimming/canoeing/tubing in the river...
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Aug 26, 2002

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Negroman Road, San Ignacio, Belize
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#18 Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio, Cayo, 00000, Belize
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Top Things to Do in San Ignacio

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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...
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Caves and Tubing

Cave tubing is a big attraction in San Ignacio, and the premier place to do so is at Jaguar Paw. Hire a guide prior to arrival-- though they tend to be more expensive, the quality of service is...
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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...
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Cahal Peche

Cahal Pech was the easist of the Mayan ruins for me to visit as it was just a 5 minute walk from my hotel. Hence it was also the first ruin in Belize that I toured on my own without the "interference"...
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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...
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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...
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"San Ignacio - Temples, Caves & Tubing"
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"5 Days In Belize's Jungle"
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"The Lodge at Chaa Creek"
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"San Ignacio, Belize: Home Base For Adventure"
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"San Ignacio - a one stoplight town"
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