If you’re still in the process of planning your honeymoon and you haven’t looked at opportunities in Belize, it’s time you did. Ranking among the most popular honeymoon destinations in the region, Belize is one of the most naturally gorgeous and diverse countries in Central America. Whether you’re the type of couple that prefers sunbathing on the beach or the kind that would rather be cliff diving side-by-side, there are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in one of the world’s most lush and well-preserved ecosystems. And if you’re going to honeymoon in Belize, there are few if any better locations than San Ignacio.
San Ignacio and its twin sister town of Santa Elena serve as the largest population center in the Cayo District, and the Cayo District is one of the best places to be if you’re interested in eco-tourism. Its positioning in the west makes it readily accessible to both the beach and the jungle, and it’s home to what’s arguably the most impressive selection of extant Maya cities in the world. Cahal Pech and Xunantunich are particular stand-outs.
And where there are ruins, there are often sacred caves and pristine jungle. From zip-lining to horseback riding to cave tubing, you’ll find no lack of opportunities to explore around San Ignacio. Locals rave about Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve: a pine forest that’s odd but still beautiful among an otherwise tropical climate.
In other words, if you want to see what natural beauty Belize has to offer, you’ll be passing through San Ignacio Town to get there. But the town itself has plenty to offer newlyweds as well. Despite the fact that English is spoken as the national language, San Ignacio is a legitimate cultural melting pot. Mennonite, Mestizo, and Chinese communities represent just a fraction of the rich makeup of San Ignacio.
That also makes it one of the best places to dine in Belize. Diversity rules the culinary world, and you’ll find everything from fine dining to adventurous hole-in-the-walls that offer a real glimpse into the local flavor.
No matter what is your personality, you can easily plan an excursion in San Ignacio that’s tailored to your needs. And if you want to surround yourself with people who will work hard to make your dream honeymoon a reality, look to San Ignacio Resort Hotel. Our staff will thread the line between adventure and romance perfectly and create an experience you’ll always remember.