San Ignacio

San Ignacio Attractions

Actun Tunichil Muknal

Tours & Tickets

The Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre) is the most well known cave in Cayo and the most popular tour just outside of San Ignacio: the entire experience is an Indiana Jones type of ...  Read more

Altun Ha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Altun Ha is the site of the ruins of an ancient Mayan city, and covers about 5mi (8km) squared. The central area of the site has over 500 historic structures to visit, mostly built during Maya ...  Read more

Barton Creek Cave

A unique site among all the Mayan caves in Belize is Barton Creek, a tall river cave that was once used for sacrificial purposes and can be explored only by canoe. The striking features of this site ...  Read more

Belmopan

After Hurricane Hattie clobbered Belize City in 1961, the decision was made to move the capital and government offices inland. The town now called Belmopan, part of the Cayo District, was built and ...  Read more

Cahal Pech Maya Site & Museum (Cahal Pech)

Located just a mile from the town center, Cahal Pech is a small but significant archeological reserve that can be visited in a couple of hours. The site, settled around 1,000 BC and abandoned in 800 ...  Read more

Caracol

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Caracol is the single largest archeological site in Belize, and one of the biggest Mayan structures in the world. Discovered in 1938 by loggers, the Classic Period complex covers over 30mi (48km) ...  Read more

Lamanai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Meaning "submerged crocodile" in Yucatan Mayan, Lamanai is perhaps the most fascinating of all of Mayan sites in Belize if only because it is not yet completely uncovered. See history in the ...  Read more

Macal River

Running through the beautiful Chiquibul Rainforest, the Macal River is one of the most diverse ecological areas in Belize. Being home to more than a dozen endangered species included the jaguar, the ...  Read more

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Established as a reserve in 1944, the over 100,000-acre Mountain Pine Ridge is easily the most breathtaking scenery in all of the Cayo District, if not Belize. The Chiquibul Road will lead you ...  Read more

Tikal Ruins

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Located in El Peten, Tikal is the crown jewel of Mayan ruins in Guatemala. Though it has many of the same beautiful temples as its well-known counterparts in Mexico, Tikal stands apart because of its ...  Read more

Xunantunich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Overlooking the beautiful Mopan River from a stunning hilltop, the ruins at Xunantunich are some of the most visited Mayan sites in the world. Located in the Cayo region, Xunantunich, which means ...  Read more

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