San Ignacio is located in western Belize. It's usually considered to be a transit point between Belize and Guatemala. Most travelers coming here are either coming from or heading to Guatemala. The town itself though has quite a lot to offer.
It's located between the Macal River and the Mopan River. You will often hear it referred to as "Cayo" which mean island in Spanish. It has a population around 20,000 people.
There are quite a few Mayan Ruins. For directions to them look here.
The big ones are:
In addition to the Mayan ruins, a number of tours can be booked for jungle walks, jungle tours and cave canoeing. There are a number of tour companies in the centre of San Ignacio.
There aren't really any special events that are particular to San Ignacio, but every year they hold a festival at El Pilar.
The main part of the town is fairly compact. Here's a map.
San Ignacio has probably the best selection of restaurants. Here's a pretty good list ofSan Ignacio's restaurants.
Some note worthy bars would be Greedy's and Orleanito's. For clubs you have Blue Angel's and Fiya Wata.
|Midas Resort||Branch Mouth Road||Hotel||-|
|Rosa's Hotel||65 Hudson St||HOTEL||-|
Unfortunately the dorm style hostel hasn't caught on here, but most hotels have rooms that will sleep more than one person so splitting a room is usually the best option.
Calling is very expensive and Skype is blocked. You can however unblock skype by installing a neat little program named hotspot shield. Download it here.
There are lots of places to use the internet. The cheapest is called Computer Excel in the old mall on west st. It's US$1.25 per hour. Most other places are US$2.5 per hour.
The post office is in the center of town and things can easily be sent. If you are receiving it just goes general delivery and you pick it up. Watch out for the duties though.
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