San Ignacio Town is located in the Cayo District and it’s a beautiful and diverse town worthy of visiting! The charming hillside town is home to a bustling market, pristine rivers, amazing archaeological sites and Belize’s adventure hub. When in San Ignacio, why not take a journey into the Maya underworld at Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM), the Cave of the Stone Sepulchre? Famed for its geological beauty and crystalline stalagmites and stalactites, this cave also doubles as a natural museum, complete with ancient Maya artifacts – plus a sacred burial space!
So you’re in San Ignacio for the day and you’re wondering what to do…
Did you wake up a little late?
No problem! San Ignacio offers a plethora of activities and attractions, right in town. Stop by Pop’s Restaurant for all day breakfast; this is the town’s favorite little diner. A short stroll uphill from the bustling Burns Avenue, one can find AJAW Chocolate, a small workshop where you’ll meet “cacao man” Adrian Choco. Adrian invites visitors on a short but sweet journey as he teaches them to make chocolate from scratch.
Further uphill, visitors can sign up for a highly informative and educational exhibit at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. The exhibit takes a look at the once-endangered Green Iguana. It teaches guests how vital our lizard buddies are to the ecological balance of their river habitat. Not to mention, the Green Iguana Conservation Project was voted as the #1 thing to do in San Ignacio on TripAdvisor.
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