San Ignacio Highlights
The area is ideal for those travelers seeking an outdoors type of getaway and Belize’s green, rainforest interior. There is plenty to do here from the mild to the extreme, from canoeing the rivers to spelunking, rappelling, exploring archeological sites and botanical gardens or sampling authentic Belizean cuisine. Together with the neighboring “sister town” of Santa Elena, it is the second largest urban area in Belize. The population here is mostly Mestizo--a mix of Mayan and Spanish--and there are sizeable Mennonite communities, as well as Chinese. Spanish is spoken more frequently than Creole, in addition to English.