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San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize

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How much money will you need for your trip to San Ignacio? You should plan to spend around BZ$144 ($71) per day on your vacation in San Ignacio, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, BZ$41 ($21) on meals for one day and BZ$6.25 ($3.11) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in San Ignacio for a couple is BZ$75 ($37). So, a trip to San Ignacio for two people for one week costs on average BZ$2,014 ($1,001). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to San Ignacio for one week usually costs around BZ$1,007 for one person. So, a trip to San Ignacio for two people costs around BZ$2,014 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs BZ$4,029 in San Ignacio. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in San Ignacio can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is San Ignacio? How much money do I need for San Ignacio?

How much does a trip to San Ignacio cost? Is San Ignacio cheap or expensive? The average San Ignacio trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these San Ignacio prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in San Ignacio
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in San Ignacio is BZ$38. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in San Ignacio is BZ$75. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in San Ignacio

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in San Ignacio based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $120. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in San Ignacio
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in San Ignacio is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent BZ$6.25 per person, per day, on local transportation in San Ignacio.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to San Ignacio
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Rental Cars in San Ignacio
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Food Budget in San Ignacio
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  • While meal prices in San Ignacio can vary, the average cost of food in San Ignacio is BZ$41 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in San Ignacio should cost around BZ$17 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in San Ignacio is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in San Ignacio
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  • Entertainment and activities in San Ignacio typically cost an average of BZ$200 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in San Ignacio
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in San Ignacio is BZ$21 per day. The usual amount for a tip in San Ignacio is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in San Ignacio
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  • The average person spends about BZ$34 on alcoholic beverages in San Ignacio per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in San Ignacio
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  • On average, people spend BZ$8.50 on bottled water in San Ignacio per day. The public water in San Ignacio is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

San Ignacio On a Budget
San Ignacio The Jungles of Belize
So you want a tropical getaway, but also don't want to lay around with nothing to do. You want an adventure! You want relaxation and exploration.

You want to visit the small town of San Ignacio, Belize.

This section of the Cayo region is really more of a jungle than a typical Belize beach getaway. Located close the ancient Mayan ruins on the western and inland side of Belize, this town is most popular for its many outdoor adventures including hiking, climbing, and caving!
With sprawling jungles and miles of coastline there is never a shortage of things to see in San Ignacio.

One of the most popular attractions is the ancient Mayan town of Xunantunich. This 9th century Mayan ruin is set on a hilltop overlooking the Mopan River. Be sure to wear good shoes as you tour the 25 temples and palaces. Also, keep your eyes out for the elusive howler monkeys.

Another main Mayan attraction is Cahal Pech. Meaning "Place of the ticks," these ruins were abandoned around 800 AD. While there, visit the indoor museum to see ancient artifacts, a map of the area and an overview of the history of the ruins. Unlike Xunantunich, Cahal Pech is relatively flat, but reaching the site requires travelling up a steep hill. If you are not in good shape, you will want to drive. Be sure to admire the stunning view of San Ignacio while up there.

The largest ruin in Belize is also the most unexcavated. Caracol often feels more like a national park than a ruin. Stroll the lands and be sure to stop in at Ca'ana, the place of the sky. This is the biggest and most massive temple in the Mayan world. This is definitely worth a visit.

One of San Ignacio's rarest delicacies is their "bamboo chicken." You may know it as iguana. Yes, in Belize they eat their iguanas at certain times of the month. No, this is not a recommendation to try iguana. Because of this rare treat, iguanas in this area are endangered. This has lead to great conservation efforts including the family-friendly Green Iguana Hatchery. Here you can watch the lifecycle of the iguana and learn more about the continuation iguana protection.

For more fun with wildlife, make a stop at the Tropical Wings Nature Center. This eco-center features interactive exhibits about birds, ants, plants and the Ancient Maya. Outdoors there is an area where butterflies are raised from eggs to pupae. There is also a medicinal plant garden with natural remedies used by the locals.

San Ignacio is an outdoor-lover's dream come true. With activities like horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching and more available to visitors, there's no chance you'll get bored here. Many tours will cover whatever you're looking for.

The entirety of Belize is known for its caves. No Belizean vacation adventure would be complete without a caving expedition. Barton Creek Cave is a single-passage stream cave meaning you explore it from a canoe. Expect to spend an hour or so paddling along this ancient Mayan waterway. As you travel inside this mountain, tour guides will point out skulls and artifacts, and the high ceilings and cathedral chambers are the perfect spot for stunning photographs.

The Macal River is ideal spot for a relaxing endeavor. Grab a canoe and leisurely paddle down the river as you spot wildlife and escape civilization. Stay out for the evening to experience true peace and quiet.

Another popular vacation activity is shopping. The San Ignacio's Farmers Market is a great spot to pick up anything from fruits and vegetables to jewelry and clothes. Take a moment to look around and witness the locals interacting and appreciate this true melting pot.
Food and Dining
This tourist-popular region offers restaurant serving all tastes. For some local flavors, order dishes influenced by the Mestizo, Mayan or Garifuna cultures. You can also find the tastes of India, China, and America in any of the popular downtown restaurants.

The roads in the town of San Ignacio are completely walker friendly and actually quite enjoyable. If you plan on traveling outside the city, join a tour group, ride a bus or drive your own car. While buses run frequently from San Ignacio, they are not the quickest form of transportation. Take them if you want the true Belizean experience, but otherwise, take a cab.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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