San Ignacio Resort Hotel Announces New On-Site Wildlife Experiences in Belize

Cayo, Belize (March 1, 2020) Voted one of The Places to Go in 2019 (CNT), Belize is the ideal destination to escape from everyday life and experience real jungle adventure. The jungles of Belize teem with life, from feathers to scales and everything in between. Surrounded by 17 private acres of lush jungle, San Ignacio Resort Hotel provides up close and personal access to all the biodiversity the dream vacation destination has to offer. Every aspect of the Resort is designed to take advantage of its natural surroundings. San Ignacio Resort Hotel recently opened new River and Jungle View Suites, which boast large outdoor living spaces and dining areas perfect for guests to come together and enjoy scenic views of the jungle wildlife.

 

Tea Tasting Medicinal Tour

Found within San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s 17-acre private estate, this guided tour will take you through hiking trails for an insightful experience of natural remedies and a hands-on workshop. For centuries, the Maya used local plants and herbs to heal numerous illnesses and pains, including stomach aches, fever, chicken pox, botflies, allergies, and more. Take a stroll through the jungle as the naturalist explains the features of the plants and their history. The tour has been recently rebranded and now highlights a Tea Tasting experience inside a traditional Maya hut using plants foraged for during the walk. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn more about their use, craft your own tea and sip and savour it slowly as you sit in the jungle among the foliage.

 

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Tea Tasting experience

 

Green Iguana Conservation Project

San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s award-winning Green Iguana Conservation Project gives guests insight into efforts to educate the public and create awareness for the threatened Green Iguana. On the Resort’s Iguana Tour, visitors of all ages are given the opportunity to mingle with Green Iguanas and learn about the incubation, hatching, rearing, and releasing process.

 

Critters of the Night

Strap on your headlight and take a night hike adventure for a chance to see the critters of the night and other animals such as leaf cutter ants, wolf spiders, orb waver spiders, cicadas, scorpions, tarantulas, opossums, owls, and maybe a lucky sighting of the sly Kinkajou or Gray Fox! Recently added to its on-site portfolio, this tour will allow you travel back in time as you witness an authentic Maya chultun located right within the property. Chultuns were underground storage chambers commonly used by the Maya as cisterns for potable water.

 

critters of the night tour

Spider spotted during the Critters of the Night tour

 

On-Site Bird Watching

Found on the grounds of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, the Hotel’s surroundings offer a playground for bird lovers. Known as “the only jungle in town” by local and international visitors, the Resort has been able to document a record of 119 species within the property.  Guests eating breakfast outdoors at the on-site Running W Restaurant are often visited by local birds, including toucans that come to feed on nearby trees. Take a stroll with San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s experienced guide through the jungle and enjoy the sweet sounds of their backyard friends. During this tour, you can witness colourful creatures including the Blue Tanager, Blue Crowned MotMot, Warblers, Woodpeckers, Collared Aracari Toucan, and even rare sightings of Belize National Bird, the Keel-Billed Toucan.

 

River and Jungle View Suites

Ideal for groups and families of all ages, the Resort’s new River and Jungle View Suites accommodate up to 6 guests. They boast large outdoor living spaces with lounge chairs and dining areas designed for guests to come together and enjoy scenic views of the Macal River, its surrounding rainforest valley and Belize’s natural jungle setting. For larger groups, the Jungle View Suite is available as a connecting room with the River View Suite, and children 11 and under stay for free. Guests staying in one of these new suite categories can enjoy complimentary access to the Green Iguana Conservation Project.

 

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River View Suite | Master Bedroom

 

About San Ignacio Resort Hotel:

The San Ignacio Resort Hotel is a premier full-service Belize resort, located in the Cayo district. The Hotel boasts resort-class amenities and accommodations for those seeking to relax and enjoy a beautiful tropical escape, yet offers access to nearby adventures for those wanting to explore inland Belize. The luxurious San Ignacio Resort Hotel is centrally located for adventure tours to archaeological parks, caves and nature reserves and boasts views of rainforest and wildlife. For more information and reservation inquiries visit www.sanignaciobelize.com.