Things to do in San Ignacio, Belize

Things to do in San Ignacio, Belize2020-09-27T06:49:40-06:00

map of things to do in belizeBelize was cited as one of the top countries to visit in 2019 by lonely planet and many other travel organizations. They all talked about the amazing places to see and exciting things to do. San Ignacio Town is where you can find the majority of the things to do in the Jungle. Go Hiking, Birding, Canoeing, Spelunking, Rappelling, Swimming and so much more.

What to do along the coast and on the Islands.

Because we are based San Ignacio, we talked more about what to do inland. Apart from that, Belize has plenty of tours and activities along the coast and on the Islands. Go Scuba Diving, Fishing, Snorkeling or Whale diving and Snorkeling with Turtles. A more relaxing thing to do in the country is to simply do nothing. Yes! You heard right, just sit on the beach or at a local beach bar and enjoy the Belizean people, hospitality, food and drinks; while kids play and have fun on miles of beach.


  • The Great Blue Hole Diving, Snorkeling or flyover are the most costly activities you can do in Belize, but totally worth it.
  • Many of things to do in Belize are possible all year long, except if they're interrupted by the weather.

Our focus is on what you can do on the mainland.

Below is our list of the best activities and tours to do during your stay with us, including the many sites and attractions on the way to San Ignacio from different parts of the country. These are the main reasons many people book our shuttle service and travel to this part of Belize.


Belize Waterfalls tour

Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure is unlike any other tour you will experience in the area. Picture mesmerizing views of the river banks as we visit 3 spectacular waterfalls from the seat of our Jungle Pontoon, with a stop on the river bank for a picnic and the option of Jungle tubing.

atm cave

Actun Tunichil Muknal – ATM cave, now a national park, should be on your bucklist or on your top 10 things to do in Belize. This guided trip into Belize ATM Cave takes you deep into the Mayan underworld known as "Xibalba".

tikal tour
Located in the Mayan Biosphere Forest in our neighboring Guatemala, the ancient Maya city of Tikal offers an experience unlike any other. The City of Tikal was one of the most powerful kingdoms, and at the height of its rule, was home to almost 120,000 Mayas

Here are some things to do on your own:

Looking for something you can do on your own? Here is our recommendation. You can take a taxi or even walk to these places, buy a ticket in some cases and wonder about, a tour guide maybe optional.
Cahal Pech Ruins
Cahal Pech – This small set of Mayan ruins is San Ignacio’s most visited tourist attraction.  The site contains a visitors’ center and restored plazas and temples.  The climb up the hill to Cahal Pech is strenuous but rewarding, and the ruins’ site and the view of San Ignacio Town from such elevation is spectacular.
San ignacio farmers market
Farmers Market – If your stay includes a Saturday morning, head to the town’s open air market. Farmers from all over the Cayo District arrive to offer fresh fruit, vegetables, jams and dairy products. This is a great place to stock up on inexpensive snacks for your outings and taste some local food for breakfast.
san ignacio iguana hatchery
Green Iguana Exhibit – The San Ignacio Resort Hotel runs a conservation program for the Green Iguana with the aim of creating awareness and educating visitors and locals about these colorful creatures.
xunantunich belize
Xunantunich – Otherwise known as the “the Maiden of the Rock,” Xunantunich is a must-see Mayan ruin site.  Climb the El Castillo pyramid ruin for a fantastic view of the entire site and the Mopan and Macal rivers.

A couple of things you can do with taking a shuttle.

Our shuttle connects you to a destination at any given time, the one you're leaving and the one to where your'e headed. For instance, if your'e going to Placencia from Belize City, you can easily visit the Belize Zoo, Inland Blue Hole or some other tours your driver may recommend. Points of interest can also turn out to be things you can do throughout the country. As a matter of fact, did you know that there's a place on the Hummingbird Highway where Gravity is reverse? Instead of going downhill, you go up.

More tours and activities in the area

Cocopele Inn is a great alternative to many hotels and resorts in the area. They can assist you in arranging tours and activities, many of which aren't listed on this page, for example: The Butterfly Farm, Botanical Gardens and more.
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