San Ignacio is one of the closest Belizean towns to the Guatemalan border, many tourists make the mistake of not giving it the importance it deserves and end up missing out on the country’s unique attractions.
Here the best things to do in San Ignacio Belize
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Best things to do in San Ignacio
Visiting the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave
Also known as the ATM cave, this place is one of the most important in Belize.
It is considered the entrance to the Mayan underworld and is not only important for tourism but also for historical and archeological purposes.
Considered the most sacred cave in the world, it is one of the experiences that one must do at least once in a lifetime.
Everything you need to know to visit this place we share with you here
Tubing in one of the best places in the world
Another interesting thing to do in San Ignacio is cave tubing. Climbing on an inflatable tire and letting yourself be carried away by a river that crosses caverns and incredible paradises is amazing.
San Ignacio Belize must definitely be one of the best places for tubing in the world.
To live this experience we suggest
- Use this activity: Cave Tubing Belize from San Ignacio
Dining at Marthas Guest House
Perhaps, some will think that this point is not so important and not worth considering. They would be making a very serious mistake.
Breakfast at Marthas Guest House is one of the things you must do. I promise you will be amazed.
Above all, make sure your breakfast includes the typical Fry Jacks and ask for some honey or jam to go with them.
Marthas Guest House is located in downtown San Ignacio, here is the address:
🏨 The best lodging in San Ignacio Belize 🏨
We recommend staying here. The place is clean, has a swimming pool, comfortable rooms and a good restaurant.
Other things to do from San Ignacio Belize
Xunantunich is one of the Maya archeological sites in Belize.
Visiting it from San Ignacio is easy and can be a great opportunity to learn about this culture and be amazed by its buildings.
More information about Xunantunich and about the experience here
You can visit Tikal from here
In case you didn’t know, Tikal is actually in Guatemala; however, San Ignacio Belize is close to the archeological zone so you can come and go in the same day.
To visit Tikal from San Ignacio check this tour: Tikal Excursion from San Ignacio (in English)
To make life easier on your visit we recommend you to see before: Guide to visit Tikal and if you are looking for tours in Spanish there you will find several options.
Where to Stay
After researching and evaluating hotels in San Ignacio, these are the 3 lodgings we recommend:
Ka’ana Resort & Spa
Ka’ana Resort & Spa is located on the outskirts of San Ignacio and offers cozy rooms with a terrace.
The hotel has beautiful gardens, a spa, a swimming pool, a gourmet restaurant offering typical Belizean dishes.
It also organizes excursions to several national parks, caves and tropical forests in the surrounding area.
Ideal for travelers seeking luxury and comfort
Midas Resorts is a 10-minute drive from downtown San Ignacio.
The hotel has a hot tub, outdoor swimming pool and beautiful gardens.
The villas and suites of the Midas Resort are located in cabins. All have a cheerful decoration and terrace.
The lodge offers English breakfast and organizes excursions to nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
Ideal for couples and families
The Venus Hotel has an excellent location. It is considered the most central hotel of all.
It stands out for its excellent rooms at excellent prices.
For those looking for the best price, this is the right choice.
Ideal for couples and families
🏨 If you need accommodation, we recommend looking here 🏨
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