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, facinating 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.
 
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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!
2018 La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge Be a part of the tradition! The 21st Annual La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge is coming your way! Starting from the Hawksworth Bridge in San Ignacio on March 9th and ending at the Belcan Bridge in Belize City on March 12th. 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 2018 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:
Friday, 9 Mar, 2018
District:
Belize, Cayo
Available Listings
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120
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/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
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 12 passengers, with space for luggage.

Pay Only ONE Group Rate, plus additional per-passenger charges if you have more than 6 passengers. Passenger #6 to #12 will each pay the additional fee.
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250
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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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150
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200
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature well kept air-condition vehicles. We cater to large and small groups. Book with us today to ride in class.
$
200
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$
250
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature safe and comfortable air condition vehicle for the shuttle transfer of your choice. Call us today to ride in class.
$
150
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200
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature a well-kept air condition vehicle and vans for shuttle transfers. Book with us today to ride in class.
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125
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175
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
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Provider:
We feature safe, reliable and comfortable air condition 15 seater and mini vans. Book today to ride in class.
$
75
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125
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature safe, reliable and comfortable shuttles.
$
275
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
Discover northern Guatemala’s most incredible Mayan ruins and enjoy the island of Flores in the Lake Petén Itza. Uncover the mysteries of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tikal, perhaps ... morethe most elaborate of the ancient Mayan cities, on day 1 before continuing on a relaxing day in the Petén Itza lake with a tour knowing the legends of the Itzaes the last tribe to be conquered by Spanish.

Your exploration of Tikal and Flores includes round-trip transport from your Belize hotel, overnight accommodation, a guide, 2 lunches and breakfast on the second day.

Get up close to native wildlife as you adventure into the Guatemalan jungle 1 night of accommodation, breakfast, lunch, transportation, hotel pickup and drop-off.

Learn about the mysteries of the Maya people as you admire their innovative engineering and majestic temples and enjoy the colourfull city of Flores and the amazing waters of the Peten Itza lake.

Start your Mayan adventure with an early morning pickup from your Belize hotel, continue on to the sacred Mayan site of Tikal National Park (Parque Nacional Tikal). Covering more than 341 square miles (550 sq km) the grounds of Tikal are home to several thousand individual structures. Start your exploration from the city’s Central Acropolis, home to a labyrinth of courtyards, temples and small interior rooms, before proceeding to Complex Q and R, site of the twin pyramids and a beautiful religious altar area out front. Then continue on to Temple I, also known as the Temple of the Grand Jaguar, which was built to honor Mayan King Moon Double Comb. This 144-foot (44m) high temple contains an enclosure of several small rooms leading to the steep stairs that climb to the temple’s peak. You’ll also check out the nearby Temple II, known to experts as the Temple of the Masks and finish the Tikal tour with lunch at the site. After you will be driven to the city of Flores where your accommodation is and where you will enjoy the nightlife of the place. Start your second day with included breakfast at your hotel, before making a boat tour of the Peten Itza Lake. Visit the zoo of Petensito and the River of San Miguel in this 2-hour tour in one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. You will have lunch in one of the best restaurants in Flores where you can try the Whitefish typical of the lake. After lunch, you will return to Belize.
$
350
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
Enjoy a close encounter with Guatemala’s vibrant wildlife on this full-day bird-watching tour in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. With the help of an expert private guide, visit bird-watching ... morehotspots like Ixpanpajul Nature Park, Tikal or Yaxha, and have a chance to spot more than 400 different bird species, including the famous.

Your professional guide will take you across the border into Tikal National Park in Guatemala and lead you on a fascinating tour of the sprawling archaeological complex. Round-trip transport from your Belize hotel and all park fees are not included.

Highlights

Full-day bird-watching tour from Belize

Enjoy bird watching, Tikal Park or Yaxha Park Spot and identify rare and native birds with an expert guide from the Perfect tour for nature lovers!

This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

This tour offers round-trip transportation from your hotel or airport to the park.

The admissions are also included and you will be accompanied by a bird specialized guide.

Lunch includes great grilled beef with rice, salad, tortillas, soup, and dessert.

Drinks are not included with lunch only 1 bottle of water per person during the tour.

Do not miss this great adventure and explore with us the wonders of the Mystery Green World.

Some destinations for sightings are Tikal, Ixpanpajul, Yaxha and Lake Petén Itza.

ASK FOR MORE INFO THIS TOUR IS TOTALLY PERSONALIZED
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108
90
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Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
Day trip to Tikal from Belize Visit Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour the ruins of Tikal with a professional and informative guide Learn about the Mayans who built ... moreone of the largest archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian world Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable coach included

What You Can Expect to Explore Tikal on a day trip from Belize!

Visit one of the largest and most important Mayan sites in all of Central America. Your professional guide will pick you up at your San Ignacio hotel for the roughly 1.5-hour drive to Tikal National Park.

You will be assisted in all border crossing procedures to enter Guatemala safely and hassle-free. Be sure to bring your passport! Once inside the park, let your imagination run free as you explore highlights among more than 3,000 structures that archaeologists have excavated so far. Learn about the daily life and religious practices of the ancient Maya while wandering through the maze of the Central Acropolis, and envision the excitement of an elite sporting match in the ball courts. Tikal boasts an array of magnificent ceremonial temples. Climb the steep staircase of the 144-foot (44-meter) Temple of the Grand Jaguar, built to honor a Mayan king. A set of twin pyramids with altars will greet you at complexes Q and R. Marvel at the Temple of the Masks, which was once adorned with intricate ceremonial mask carvings. Perhaps most impressive is the oft-photographed Temple IV, also known as the Double Head Serpent. The tallest structure in Tikal at 212 feet (64 meters), this pyramid rises majestically above the jungle canopy.

After a refreshing lunch break inside the park, satisfy your inner archaeologist during free time to explore the ruins independently.

Make this special and magic trip to the center of Tikal!
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