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This friendly, relaxed town draws together much of what makes inland Belize great. The vibrant Cayo District is a main hub for transit coming in and out of the city, offering good cuisine and affordable guesthouses to visitors passing through. Creoles, Mopan, Mennonites, Lebanese, Chinese and even Sri Lankans make up the diverse population, unusual for such a small Latin American town. Combine its cultural vibrancy with a prime location on the Macal River and proximity to lush countryside and several reserves, San Ignacio is a perfect base for day trips and overnights to explore the surrounding streams, archeological sites, caves and forests.
The climate in Belize can generally be characterized as subtropical, which means that the weather is warm or hot all year. There is a notable exception when “northers” hit the shores and knock the temperatures down into what locals might describe as “chilly,” but that the high season tourists from North America and Europe (who hang around from late November through April) will still find pleasant. March through May is a great time to catch good weather and fewer crowds before the rainy season kicks in in June. Those who, like the Wicked Witch of the West, would rather not get wet, should skip the period between August and October, which marks the peak of both the rain and the hurricane season.
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Local from San Ignacio, Belize

The west is the best! San Ignacio is the Largest District located in Western Belize. There is so much to see and so much to do here. Exploring the ancient Mayan ruins, horseback riding, cave-tubing, canoeing, kayaking, you name it! Almost everything in this town is within walking distance, ideal to mingle with the friendly locals

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Kitchener, Canada

San Ignacio is one of the best towns in Belize to visit with so much to do and conveniently close to our location, ideal to spend the day and meet the locals!

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Stuttgart, Germany

good place to see forest and ruins in xunantunich, not the biggest ruins but nice only some houers from Belmopan.

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San Francisco, California, USA

San Ignacio is one of the largest settlements in Belize. It has a much warmer atmosphere than Belize's biggest city, Belize City, and is considerably more vibrant than Belmopan, its Cayo District neighbor and the Belizean capital.

San Ignacio is a hub for the whole region, with transport links around the country and into nearby Guatemala. While the town itself has a good range of restaurants and bars, plus all the essential conveniences, the surrounding countryside is spectacular. Think lush rainforests, winding rivers, tall cliffs and Mayan temples.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Most people go to Belize for the reefs and the beach, but San Ignacio highlights how epic the jungle is here too. There are multiple caves here willed with ancient Mayan pottery and bones. You can wade through them or raft down them. Plus you can go trekking through the jungle, take a special tour to learn about medicinal plants, the fauna, or hike to a viewpoint. Worth a couple days of hanging out and great contract to the sea.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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A great little town by the Guatemalan border, full of great restaurants and guides for trips to Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM), some incredible caves that the Maya believed were an entrance to the underworld, as well as other spots. If you're going to/from Tikal, this is a good place to stop for a few days.

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Machaca Camp, Toledo, Belize

love my home town

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