San Ignacio has become a cultural hub, combining the history of the surrounding local Maya ruins with modern cultural influences and is the epicenter of Western Belize and the largest town in the Cayo district, located on the banks of the Mopan and Macal Rivers is an easy transfer from Belize City. 67 miles of modern roadway and the only suspension bridge in the country leads to a magically lush jungle full of truly special wildlife, breathtaking waterfalls, rushing rivers and ancient culture. This region has an authentic and contagious vibe, teeming with life and positivity. Most travelers come to San Ignacio as a base for the adventures of the jungle and rivers as well as the ancient history of the Maya. Generational hospitality and a unique resort make this a truly special part of a trip to Belize.
Attractions and Unique Experiences: San Ignacio Market, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech Maya Sites, Barton Creek and Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves, Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, 1,000 Foot Fall and Big Rock Waterfalls
Established in 1976 by a hardworking Lebanese immigrant, this Belizean family owned and operated hotel has long been the centerpiece of San Ignacio town and Cayo Society. Dubbed The Only Jungle in Town, charm and hospitality ooze from the very pores of this heartfelt hotel. 27 guest rooms and suites are set in the midst of a 17-acre private estate with close proximity to some of the most notable Mayan Ruins in Central America, comfort and peace may be found while adventure abounds in all directions.
Inspiration comes alive at Ka’ana, a luxe outpost where wandering spirits roam free. Nestled deep in the tropical jungle of western Belize, our boutique resort is an oasis of style, culture, personalized service, and modern amenities for well-seasoned adventurers and tastemakers alike. Our location on the doorstep of an ancient Maya city has inspired Ka’ana’s name, which means “Heavenly Place.”
Distance from BZE Airport: 70 miles | Driving time: 1:50 hrs
Distance from PLJ Airport: 118 miles | Driving time: 3:00 hrs