It’s easy to see why travel magazines highlight Belize as a top eco-adventure destination in the world. With stunning shores, vibrant jungles, and culturally rich historical sites, Belize truly has something for everyone. For travelers looking to voyage responsibly, look no further – Belize is giving back to Mother Nature with eco-conscious efforts that will benefit both travelers and the lush environment they have come to see. Destinations like San Ignacio Resort Hotel in the Cayo District of Belize lead these conservation efforts with eco-friendly practices and programs that both educate and entertain.
Wave Goodbye to Plastic
Belize’s ban on single-use plastics will beautify the country as well as benefit the ecosystem. The country approved a proposal to reduce plastic and styrofoam pollution by phasing out single-use items such as shopping bags and food utensils back in 2019. Members of Belize’s thriving tourism industry are pitching in – San Ignacio Resort Hotel is doing its part by providing alternatives such as macaroni straws in its facilities.
Save the Green Iguanas
The Green Iguana Conservation Project at San Ignacio Resort Hotel is an interactive exhibit that gives visitors a closer look at the life of the endangered Green Iguanas of Belize. The Project’s goal is to conserve and look after the species by educating the public about its role in the Belizean ecosystem. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to mingle with the Green Iguanas in interactive exhibits that teach about the incubation, hatching, rearing, and releasing process. The Project’s Adopt an Iguana program raises funds for the conservation efforts as well as scholarships for students in the local area. The Green Iguana Conservation Project has been ranked as the #1 Activity in the San Ignacio area and recognized with TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for more than ten years in a row.
Buy Local, Buy Organic
San Ignacio Resort Hotel seeks to create partnerships within the community to give guests an authentic Belizean experience by offering local products that have a positive impact on the environment and the community. For example, suites at the resort feature organic soaps produced by Rubba Dub Soaps, a hometown business that uses local ingredients within its production.
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 nearby adventures for those wanting to explore inland Belize. The luxurious San Ignacio Resort Hotel is centrally located for adventure tours to nearby archaeological parks, caves and nature reserves and boasts views of rainforest and wildlife. For more information and reservation, inquiries visit www.sanignaciobelize.com.