Is San Ignacio Expensive?

Is San Ignacio expensive to visit?

San Ignacio is a frequently visited and budget-friendly place to visit. With a daily average travel cost of $72, it's somewhat less expensive than most other destinations in the world. When compared to the rest of Central America, it is a moderately priced destination. It ranks in the top 50% of cities in Central America for its travel costs. Its travel costs are comparable with places such as La Ceiba and Bocas del Toro.



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How expensive is San Ignacio?

The average cost of traveling to San Ignacio can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $72 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for San Ignacio here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to San Ignacio?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to San Ignacio will cost around $215 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $429.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to San Ignacio?

On average, a one week trip to San Ignacio costs about $501 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $1,002.

Is it expensive to backpack in San Ignacio?

San Ignacio is a fairly common backpacker destination with more than 7 hostels in the area. Dorm beds in hostels average about $14 per night. (See hostel prices in San Ignacio here.) Keep in mind that you'll find a wide range in prices here, too. The most expensive beds are priced around $25 and the cheapest around $11 per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in San Ignacio.

  • $13 for a dorm bed at The Old House Hostel
  • $12 for a dorm bed at Bella's Backpackers
  • $11 for a dorm bed at Yellow Belly Backpackers

Are hotels expensive in San Ignacio?

Considering our analysis of hotel prices in San Ignacio, it becomes apparent that they are very expensive in comparison to hotels in other cities. On average, you can expect to spend around $120 per night for a hotel room. The city is home to approximately [5_STAR_COUNT] five-star hotels, presenting an average rate of [5_STAR_PRICE] per night. For a balanced choice catering to both comfort and cost-effectiveness, three-star hotels provide an average rate of $150 per night, while two-star hotels offer an even more budget-friendly alternative at $59 per night.


Hotels by star rating in San Ignacio
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
4 stars 1 $213
3 stars 9 $150
2 stars 7 $59
No rating 1 $88

Mile 69 1/4, Benque Viejo Road, San Ignacio
Overall Rating 9.3
Mile 6 Cristo Rey Road, San Ignacio
Overall Rating 9.0

How expensive are sightseeing activities in San Ignacio?

Activities and things to do in San Ignacio can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $100 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is more than the country's average of $34.

    • Xunantunich, Jungle horse Riding tour and Chocolate-Making Combo : $160
    • Farm Ride plus Xunantunich tour: $90
    • Full day, 7 Miles Cave Kayaking adventure in Belize: $135
    • Mountain Pine Ridge Tour: $110
    • Cave Tubing Adventure at Nohoch Che'en and Jaguar Paw : $115
    • Xunantunich Maya Temple and Jungle River Cave Tubing Combo Tour: $145
    • Tikal Maya Ruins Day Tour: $195
    • Full-Day Mountain Pine Ridge Tour from San Ignacio with Lunch: $100

    Is food expensive in San Ignacio?

    Food in San Ignacio can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $21 on food per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $29. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    Is transportation expensive in San Ignacio?

    The prices of local transportation in San Ignacio can vary by the type of transit used. Other travelers have spent an average of $3 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $21. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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    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.



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