Belize Archaeology Symposium

Type Of Event
Workshop
Start Date
Saturday, 26 Jun, 2021Annually
Entrance Fee
$10 BZD (Residents) $20 BZD (Non-Residents)
Date:
6/26/2019 - 6/28/2019
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Description
Highlights
  • Research Presentations
  • Archaeologist
  • Rich Cultural History of Belize
About Event

The Belize Archaeology Symposium (BAS)

The Belize Archaeology Symposium is a yearly event that brings together veteran and new researchers and archaeologists, along with tour guides, students and the public, together to share their recent archaeological findings and observations in Belize. The BAS is a three-day event hosted in the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. Presentations based on the work done across Belize relating to the ancient, colonial/history, preceramic Maya will be given for the three days.

Why should you attend the Belize Archaeology Symposium?

This is a great opportunity to learn about new findings and researches that are being done in Belize about the ancient, colonial/history, preceramic Maya. Immerse yourself in Belize’s cultural history for three days!
 
Suitable for:
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
What to bring?
  • Entrance fees
  • Notebook
Activities:
Learning
Outline of Event
Date
Description
6/26/2019Opening day
6/28/2019Colsing day
Contact Information
Location Information
Venue:
Bedran Hall, San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Cayo District, Belize
Address:
Buena Vista Street, San Ignacio Resort Hotel, Cayo District, Belize
District:
Cayo
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
No
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
1. Private Vehicle
2. Aircraft
3. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles
4. Public Transportation (Buses)
5. Taxi
6. Hitch-hiking
 
Whats Nearby
Recommended Hotels
 (1)
Private Riverside Villas
Aliana's is a vacation rental property located near San Ignacio, Cayo. Aliana's sits on a 50-acre farm and includes three private riverfront villas. ... more

Relax on the banks of the mopan river just outside your doorstep and enjoy bird watching or take a refreshing swim to cool off at your pleasure. We have canoes and floating tubes available. A popular guest activity is to float down the mopan river from the village of Bullet Tree Falls. The float takes about two hours. You can spot monkeys and a variety of bird species along the river. We also have and outdoor grill and brick oven available for use by all guests.

Each unit includes air-conditioned bedrooms for your comfort. The property is filled with many tropical fruit trees that you can enjoy when in season, such as mangoes, breadfruit, plums, star fruit, and others. The property may be booked for private events subject to availability.
Gold Certified:
No
Safe Corridor:
No
Phone Number:
8242768
Area:
San Ignacio
Region:
Western Belize
Just a 5-minute drive from the Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins, San Ignacio Resort Hotel offers an outdoor pool, an spa and fantastic jungle views. The Green Iguana Conservation Project is ... morebased on site.

Each bright air-conditioned room has elegant décor, free Wi-Fi and a furnished balcony overlooking the jungle. All rooms offer a safe, flat-screen cable TV and bathroom with a bathrobe, hairdryer and free toiletries

San Ignacio Resort Hotel has a restaurant, which serves international and Belizean cuisine. You can also find local restaurants within a 5-minute walk, in the centre of San Ignacio.

Free private parking is available at the San Ignacio Resort and the 24-hour reception can provide information about the surrounding area. The border with Guatemala is 9.3 miles away, while Belmopan is a 30-minute drive away.
Gold Certified:
Yes
Safe Corridor:
Yes
Area:
San Ignacio
Region:
Western Belize
Located in San Ingnacio, this rustic-style resort features spectacular views of the Belize River Valley and offers guests free Wi-Fi and an on-site restaurant. Cahal Pech Village Resort ... morealso has a tour desk.

Each suite and room at this property is totally air-conditioned and comes with a cable TV, a wardrobe and a balcony. The private bathrooms feature a shower and toilet. Suites are also offered.

Local cuisine is served at the on-site restaurant, while guests will find other restaurants, many offering international cuisine, within a 10-minute walk.

Cahal Pech Village Resort can organize canopy tours and nature outings, or guests can relax at the outdoor swimming pool. Massages and other spa services can also be arranged.

The Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins are a 5-minute walk from the property, while Philip SW Goldson International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.
Gold Certified:
No
Safe Corridor:
No
Area:
Cayo
Region:
Western Belize
Places
Market Day at the San Ignacio Farmer’s Market is one of the most anticipated days of the week for local farmers, vendors and visitors. Although the market in San Ignacio is open every ... moreday of the week, Saturdays are the locally designated day as “market day.” In just one location, all walks of Belizean life come together to trade and sell their fresh produce or goods.

The market is located in downtown San Ignacio on the bank of the Macal river. The location of the market square is quite small; and, on a regular day, the place can be seen barren. On Saturdays, however, stalls and tents are set up at every corner of the space and the walkways are littered with people running their weekly market errands or witnessing our special market for the first time.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Landmark
Features:
Restaurants, Parking, Banks, Market
District/Region:
Cayo
Since 1996, the San Ignacio Resort Hotel has been at the forefront of conservation efforts for the threatened Green Iguana. This informational and educational exhibit has been designed ... morewithin the property to give visitors a closer look at this amazing reptile and learn how vital they are to the ecological balance of the river habitat. Here, visitors are given the opportunity to learn about the incubation, hatching, rearing, and releasing process of this specie.

The Green Iguana Conservation Project offers the Adopt an Iguana Program which aims to raise funds to sustain the Project and provide scholarships for local children.

Over the years, the Project has received much attention by local and international organizations and continues to be the Number 1 Activity in the San Ignacio.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Museum, Wildlife Sanctuary
District/Region:
Cayo
Cahal Pech Archaeological Site, also known as "Place of Ticks," is the only Mayan ruins located in San Ignacio town. Sitting at the top of a limestone hill, the eerie atmosphere of ... morea once populated site can fascinate the minds of history lovers or intrigued visitors. Only a ten minute climb from uptown San Ignacio, you can also visit the museum that's on the same location.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Archaeological Site, Landmark
Features:
Phone Service
District/Region:
Cayo
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Transportation
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Most Popular
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

1:00 pm

2:45 pm

4:30 pm

5:30 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.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
International Airport, Municipal Airport, Water Taxi Terminal, Belize City
Arrive (to):
San Ignacio
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Recommended
International or municipal Airport pickup or drop off, to and from San Ignacio Town. We can drop you off at your hotel in San Ignacio Town or surrounding areas.... more

2 hours of travel time.
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Depart (from):
International Airport, Municipal Airport, San Ignacio
Arrive (to):
International Airport, Municipal Airport, San Ignacio
Destinations
Destinations/Attractions Nearby
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Interesting and fun!
I was living in San Ignacio in 2017 and heard about the BAS. I thought I'd head over, just for something to do. At $10 a day, I figured, if I didn't like it, I'd just leave. I stayed all day and signed up for the next two days! And I went back in 2018 and 2019 for the Symposiums. I learned so much, made new friends and had a really fun time all three years. I hope to go again!
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Symposium starts on June 26
Please correct your Symposium starting date: It is June 26, not as listed June 27.
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