“Together with neighboring Santa Elena, around the east bank in the river, vacations in San Ignacio forms the primary population center of Cayo District. Staying we have found generally the less expensive option for travel in Cayo; furthermore, there isn't a shortage of tour operators whorrrre willing to explain to you the attractions and activities inside the surrounding area.
It is usually a friendly, functional base for ones explorations in the region”, reads the page of vacation to San Ignacio about the Lonely Planet website.
The ATM Cave is one in the most visited to San Ignacio Belize. San Ignacio in this opinion is the best hub to understand more about and experience several ecotourism activities in Belize like hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, pups, caving, riding, zip lining, plus much more. Here are interesting reasons for vacation to San Ignacio:
San Ignacio Town was originally named El Cayo with the Spanish but on October 19, 1904, El Cayo was officially declared a town because of the government of British Honduras now Belize. Hawksworth Bridge was built-in 1949.
San Ignacio contains the Hawksworth Bridge that's the only drivable suspension bridge in Belize.
Burns Ave which runs north-south, is San Ignacio’s main street and it is a good place to start a tour on the town. Xunantunich is a popular Maya Site in Western Belize.
San Ignacio is one from the most popular tourism destinations in Belize and is also strategically located near quite a few attractions including Maya sites like Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, Caves like Barton Creek and Actun Tunichil Muknal, plus the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve which houses the spectacular waterfalls like 1000 Foot Fall and Big Rock Waterfalls.
San Ignacio is located around the west bank on the Macal River and also a couple of miles upstream by reviewing the confluence would be the Mopan River - both rivers meet together and constitute the Belize River within the area called Branch Mouth. The San Ignacio Farmers’ Market is usually a great spot to see locals mingling together.
Every Saturday, the San Ignacio Market comes alive with farmers selling local fruits and veggies. Vendors also hawk crafts, clothing, and household goods. Some vendors display on other days too, but Saturday has by far and away the largest market.
Both English and Spanish are widely spoken in San Ignacio as well as the Town has large populations of Mestizos, Creoles, Chinese, Lebanese, Guatemalans, Mennonites and Mayas. Cahal Pech Village Resort is the largest hotel in San Ignacio and is also a perfect base to understand more about the natural attractions inside the area.
San Ignacio is also the location of a large concentration of expats and it has a lower cost of living than Ambergris Caye and Placencia.
San Ignacio is 15 miles on the Guatemalan border of Melchor de Mencos.