Belize Archaeology Symposium

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Type Of Event
Workshop
Start Date
Sunday, 26 Jun, 2022Annually
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
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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

Gold Standard Transportation is provided via Belize Ground Shuttle.
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 an 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:
Yes
Area:
San Ignacio
Region:
Western Belize
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Established in 1976, San Ignacio Resort Hotel is a Belizean and family-owned boutique Hotel located in the Cayo District, Western Belize. The Resort is centrally situated on a 17-acre ... moreprivate estate, 5-minutes away of Cahal Pech Maya temple and the popular San Ignacio Town—an area that features a variety of cultural, adventurous, and culinary experiences. This characteristic has dubbed the Resort as “the only jungle in town”.

The 27-room Resort is renowned for its hospitality services and features the award-winning Running W Restaurant (which showcases meats from the family’s ranch), an on-site tour company (Cayo Gial Tours), in-room wellness treatments, an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court area, the largest event facilities in the District, and the #1 Activity in San Ignacio, the Green Iguana Conservation Project.
Gold Certified:
Yes
Area:
San Ignacio
Region:
Western Belize
Located in San Ignacio, 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:
Yes
Area:
San Ignacio
Region:
Western Belize
Places
If you want to get a feel for how the locals shop, check out the San Ignacio Market on a Saturday. Local farmers sell fruits and vegetables and vendors offer crafts, clothing and household ... moregoods. It’s a great way to buy some real Belizean items and meet some really great people.
Category:
Attraction
Type of Attraction:
Landmark
Features:
Restaurants, Parking, Banks, Market
District/Region:
Cayo
The Green Iguana Conservation Project is a continuous effort that aims to conserve and look after the endangered Green Iguana species in Belize. The Project uses interactive exhibits ... moreand programs to help educate visitors and create awareness among the general public. Here, visitors are given the opportunity to mingle with these wonderful reptiles and, also to learn the about the incubation, hatching, rearing and releasing process.

The Project offers the Adopt-an-Iguana Program and the Iguana Kids Club, both of which raise funds to sustain and fund scholarships and sustain the Project.

The Green Iguana Conservation has been one of San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s most popular attractions for many years. The Project has received much attention locally and internationally, and TripAdvisor ranks it as the number 1 activity in the San Ignacio area.
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
Ranked #1 in TripAdvisor! Philip S.W Goldson International Airport to San Ignacio Drop Off to your Gold Standard hotel. One Way Shuttle from Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport ... more(BZE) to San Ignacio Town.
Shuttle departs promptly from the airport arrivals terminal and arrives at Hode's Place in San Ignacio Town. All rides are on demand and subject to availability and flight schedules. Shared shuttles are only available to passengers coming on the same flight. Otherwise, private service is provided. All seats must be pre-booked.

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 take walk-up 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
Gold Certified:
Yes
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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
Gold Certified:
No
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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