San Ignacio Town

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Town
Population
17,878
District/Region
Cayo
Description
Highlights
  • House of Culture - National Institute of Culture and History
  • Green Iguana Conservation Project
  • Cahal Pech Museum
  • Cahal Pech Archaeological Site
  • Cayo Welcome Center
  • Hawksworth Bridge
  • Macal River
About Location
San Ignacio Town is one of the twin-towns located in the Cayo District. Although it is a small town, there is a lot of culture and history to explore. San Ignacio is considered as the main hub to adventures in western Belize. You have access to great Belizean food, fascinating historical monuments, beautiful sceneries of flora and fauna, wildlife conservation projects and a farmer's market with fresh produce. Make sure to look out for unique works of art in the town!

Located 67 miles from Belize City is San Ignacio Town, connected by the Hawksworth Bridge to its twin town Santa Elena, San Ignacio is the largest town in the Cayo District and is a base for tourism activities throughout Cayo.
 
Features:
Phone Service
Restaurants
ATM services
Banks
Sports Bars
Night Clubs
Public Parks
Market
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Events
La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge The conception of the competition started back in 1998 as local business owner and investor, Richard Harrison, was thinking of a way to promote ... morea new brand of bottled water in Belize – VIDA Purified Water. Through this, Mr. Harrison was able to compose a committee for the event along with additional sponsors. Although the initial purpose was commercial, it was later advocated towards raising awareness about Belize’s environment and the history of the Belize River.

Since then, the La Ruta Maya River Challenge has been a popular annual event in households and to an international scale. It is the longest canoe race in Central America. Travelers from all over the world come to Belize in the first week of March to witness or participate in this prestigious competition.

The La Ruta Maya festivities start in San Ignacio Town with live bands, mini competitions, foods and other entertainment. It is a must-see event while in Belize as amateur and professional paddlers paddle their way in high endurance for a chance to win coveted prizes!
2019 La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge Be a part of the tradition! The 22st Annual La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is coming your way! Starting from the Hawksworth Bridge in San Ignacio on March 8th and ending at the Belcan Bridge in Belize City on March 11th. Be there and experience the invigorating atmosphere as paddlers from all over the world navigate through 175 miles of Belize's magnificent rivers. This high endurance journey is more than just a race, it is a tradition!
Why should you attend the 2019 La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge?

Happening only once a year, this competition is highly anticipated by both locals and visitors around the world. Exuding with excitement, the buzz around this weekend-long event is always a positive drive for paddlers to perform their best.
Entrance Fee:
None
Venue:
Riverside
Address:
San Ignacio Town - Belize City
Start Date:
Sunday, 8 Mar, 2020Annually
District:
Belize, Cayo
Available Listings
$
60
-
$
105
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Travel through the lovely western town of San Ignacio and take a stop in to peek around the local market. While in the market get a look at the local produce, food (so bring your appetite) ... moreand even local arts.

After we have filled our eyes and stomach, we travel to the iconic Xunantunich Archaeological Site, with stunning views from the summit, you can see lush for miles above Belize's jungle canopy to the east and across the border into Guatemala in the west. 

In the afternoon we spend time to learn from hands on experience on how to make your own chocolate by using traditional techniques of the Mayas.

Finish the day off at the Green Iguana Conservation Project to learn about the efforts being done to preserve this threatened species whilst getting the opportunity to get up close and personal with them.
$
30
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Our signature river tubing is very unique, relaxing and affordable. We here at Jem Travels & Tours take great pride in creating new activities to showcase Belize. This tour is ... moreonly done by us and is slowly becoming a major hit. It is great for large groups especially. This tour begins at Bullet Tree River, near Paslow Falls and ends at our private property, Green Acre. It is approximately 3-4 hours of tubing. We provide tubes and life jackets, transfers, and guides. We also have tube coolers, that is if you want to have a party on the river! But what makes this tour really unique is that you get to see locals hanging out near the banks of the river and you get to see wildlife in the open such as birds and iguanas. Once you get to Green Acre you have the choice of doing your own picnic or we can provide food for you at a small fee. Whatever you decide, you can hang out at Green Acre for extra time if you like.
$
30
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$
65
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Provider:
Need shared shuttle Transportation, and Transfers? We provide a comfortable ride to and from San Ignacio to Hopkins or Dangriga. Fares are for One-Way trips departing from the San ... moreIgnacio, Hopkins or Dangriga. Pickup and Drop off directly to your hotel or port.
$
45
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$
75
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Provider:
Need shared shuttle Transportation, and Transfers? We provide a comfortable ride to and from the San Ignacio, Cayo to Placencia. Fares are for One-Way trips departing from San Ignacio ... moreor from Placencia. Pickup and Drop off directly to your hotel or port.
$
20
-
$
50
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Provider:
Need shared shuttle Transportation, and Transfers? We provide a comfortable ride to and from the Philip Goldson International Airport to San Ignacio/Cayo. Fares are for One-Way trips ... moredeparting from the airport or from San Ignacio. Pickup and Drop off directly to your hotel.
$
45
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$
150
/ Person
$
45
-
$
150
/ Adult
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
 (2)
San Ignacio to Placencia & Hopkins shuttle Departs the Hodes Place in San Ignacio as soon as all passengers have boarded. ... more

Trip is about 3 hours to Placencia via the Hummingbird Highway.

Optional stop at Belmopan city for a quick break.

Drop off near the hopkins police station. Local taxi is available to your hotel.

Individual drop off to your hotel along the Placencia peninsula is included.
$
45
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$
150
/ Person
$
45
-
$
150
/ Adult
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Placencia/Hopkins to San Ignacio Shared Shuttle Luxury affordable daily shared shuttle service from Placencia or Hopkins to San Ignacio. Pick up from any hotel along the Placencia ... morepeninsula. Pick up from downtown Hopkins.

Departs from Placencia around 5:30 pm. Individual pick up from your hotel along the Placencia peninsula is included.

Departs from Hopkins Village about 7:00pm with pick up near the hopkins police station. Local taxi is available from your hotel.

Optional stop at Belmopan city for a quick break.

Arrives at San Ignacio at 9:30/10:00 pm.
$
120
-
$
450
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
 (1)
Private Shuttle Service by Belize Ground Shuttle. Reliable shuttle service anywhere in Belize to or from the International Airport. All our vans are brand new and reliable. All rides ... morefeature a professional driver, and WiFi onboard. We can accommodate up to 16 passengers, with limited space for luggage.
Pay Only ONE Group Rate, plus additional per-passenger charges if you have more than 5 passengers. Passenger #6 to #16 will each pay the additional fee. 

San Ignacio to Belize City (Water Taxi)
Add your San Pedro Belize Express water taxi tickets and save!
$
25
-
$
65
/ Person
$
25
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$
35
/ Adult
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
 (33)
Philip S.W Goldson International Airport to San Ignacio One Way Shuttle from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) to San Ignacio Town.... more
Shuttle departs promptly from the airport arrivals terminal and arrives at Hode's Place in San Ignacio Town.
Schedule of Airport Departures:

12:00 pm

2:45 pm

4:30 pm

*This departure schedule is fluid. We may leave early as soon as all passengers are on board. Sometimes we may wait for passengers who may be delayed. We don't normally take walk-ins passengers, so it is always possible to leave earlier than scheduled.

Don't worry, we won't leave without you if your flight is delayed or arrives very close to the departure time. We try to accommodate all passengers and ask for some consideration if we need to wait a few minutes for other passengers. If you have a significant delay, we may switch you to the next departure if one is scheduled. The day's last departure will wait until all passengers are accounted for.

An optional hotel drop off service is available to hotels and destination within town limits of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. Please select the appropriate add-on options when submitting your booking request. If you are not sure whether your hotel is within town limits, you may contact us to inquire or you may book the regular rate and book the additional service with the driver. We also offer service to destinations beyond town limits. The additional cost is usually determined by the distance from town.

Hotels within our drop off zone include, but are not limited to:

Ka'ana Resort

San Ignacio Resort Hotel

Cahal Pech Village Resort

Maya Mountain Lodge

Casa del Caballo Blanco

Western Guest House

Midas Resort

Western Guest House

Bellas Backpackers

D's Hostel

Aliana's Airbnb

Lucina's Airbnb

Homehill Apartments

Casia Hill Resort

Rumor's Resort

Rolson's Hotel

If you are staying at Hode's Hotel, you do not need to pay the additional hotel drop off fee since all drop off's are at Hode's Place. This is a nice outdoor restaurant to relax, grab some food, and wait for your in-town transport or local taxi.

*Drivers cannot accept cash payments but can process credit card payments for additional service arranged before departure.
$
250
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$
300
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature well kept air-condition vehicles. We cater to large and small group. Book with us today to ride in class.
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