Travel Budget for San Ignacio Visit San Ignacio on a Budget or Travel in Style

San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize

How much does it cost to travel to San Ignacio?

You should plan to spend around $72 (BZ$144) per day on your vacation in San Ignacio. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 (BZ$41) on meals
  • $3.11 (BZ$6.25) on local transportation
  • $37 (BZ$75) on hotels

A one week trip to San Ignacio for two people costs, on average, $1,002 (BZ$2,014). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - How it works. Put these numbers on your website.

How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to San Ignacio cost?

A one week trip to San Ignacio usually costs around $501 (BZ$1,007) for one person and $1,002 (BZ$2,014) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to San Ignacio on average costs around $1,002 (BZ$2,014) for one person and $2,004 (BZ$4,029) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to San Ignacio on average costs around $2,147 (BZ$4,317) for one person and $4,294 (BZ$8,633) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to San Ignacio has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is San Ignacio expensive to visit?

San Ignacio is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Belize, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Central America, San Ignacio is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to La Ceiba or Bocas del Toro.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is San Ignacio Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to San Ignacio?

The average San Ignacio trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these San Ignacio travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) BZ$75 ($37)
Local Transportation 1 BZ$6.25 ($3)
Food 2 BZ$41 ($21)
Entertainment 1 BZ$200 ($100)
Tips and Handouts 1 BZ$11 - 32 ($5 - 16)
Alcohol 2 BZ$17 - 51 ($9 - 26)
Accommodation Budget in San Ignacio
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in San Ignacio is $19 (BZ$38). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in San Ignacio is $37 (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

Looking for a hotel in San Ignacio? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


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.)

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world.

Recommended Properties

Transportation Budget in San Ignacio
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in San Ignacio is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $3.11 (BZ$6.25) per person, per day, on local transportation in San Ignacio.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Flights to San Ignacio
How much does it cost to go to San Ignacio? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in San Ignacio
The price of renting a car in San Ignacio will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in San Ignacio
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in San Ignacio can vary, the average cost of food in San Ignacio is $21 (BZ$41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in San Ignacio should cost around $8.22 (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
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in San Ignacio typically cost an average of $100 (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.

Recommended Activities

Tips and Handouts Budget in San Ignacio
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in San Ignacio is $11 (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
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $17 (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
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $4.23 (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.


Looking for a party hostel in Costa Rica or Cancun? Looking for a budget hostel in Mexico or Costa Rica?

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.