San Ignacio Journals

Adventure in the Cayo Region

An August 2001 trip to San Ignacio by serandal

Quote: My husband and I spent four wonderful days in the "Cayo", San Ignacio, Belize. This is a wonderful laid-back town where one can easily and relatively cheaply arrange for adventure trips to waterfalls,canoe rides, cave tours and mayan ruins.

Adventure in the Cayo Region

Overview

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Take an excursion to Tikal, Guatemala, and view the spectacular Mayan Ruins and the jungle. Visit the Rio On Pools and swim in the waterfalls. See the Mountain Ridge pine forests.Quick Tips: When you first enter the town go directly to Martha's Guest House. It's the best bargain for the quality of the rooms and has a great restaurant outside. The food is great and Martha and her husband are very friendly.Next go through the alley to Eve's Restaurant and Bar, the information center of the town. Take one of their tours - half the price you'll pay at the more expensive hotels outside of town.Best Way To Get Around: You can easily walk around the town and there are many buses that lea...Read More

Martha's Guesthouse

Hotel | "Martha's"

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This is a modern home with a family atmosphere. Call and make a reservation if you can because the rooms go fast. No air conditioning. Family rooms available to watch TV. Refridgerator available. Restaurant downstairs. Lots of travelers with stories lounging around. Laundromat available. Couple who owns the guest house are Belizean and very friendly. Really nice atmosphere and rooms for the price.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2002

Martha's Guesthouse
10 West Street
San Ignacio, Belize
+501-804-3647

Martha's

Restaurant

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Martha's has great food! You sit outside in a garden atmosphere with white Christmas lights strung around. You can order pastas, pizzas, salads, and Central American cuisine. Service is friendly and helpful. Communicate with other travelers while you eat.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2002

Martha's
10 West Street
San Ignacio, Belize

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This is the social center of the town. You can eat, talk, or mingle with other travelers. Staff are friendly and will give you information even if you don't book their tours. Food is cheap and tasty. Many daily specials and a la carte items. Extremely casual tables and benches. Come right off the bus and have a cold drink when you first arrive.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 15, 2002

Eva's Restaurant and Bar
22 Burns Avenue
San Ignacio, Belize
92-2267

Tikal

Attraction

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Towering pyramids rise above the jungle canopy to catch the sun. Howler monkeys swing in the trees. Tikal is wet on a small hill. The Maya settled here around 700 B.C. You can book a tour in San Ignacio and spend a day or two days in this magical place.

From San Ignacio you travel east and cross the border into Guatemala. We were accompanied by a Guatemalan tour guide who easily got us across without hassle. The tour was arranged at Eva's. The highlight of the tour is climbing up Temple Four. It's the highest building and the view is a panorama across the jungle canopy. If you stay overnight you can try to sneak into the park early to see the sunrise from up top - spectacular!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2002

Tikal
Guatemala
San Ignacio, Belize