You hear the phrase often, but have you ever wondered what “off the beaten path” really means? While modern interpretations lean toward references about the approaches people take to work that don’t follow the mainstream these days, “off the beaten track” has been around longer than you imagine—hundreds of years, in fact.
Around 1751, British doctor, poet, playwright, essayist, clergyman, and all-around Renaissance man Samuel Johnson frequently admonished people for not pioneering new routes when he warned, “The imitator treads a beaten walk.” If you feel the same way, returning to the same vacation destination repeatedly won’t help you expand your mind or universe. Adventures await. You seek the road less traveled—-which is why you should consider Belize’s adventure hub, San Ignacio Town, for your next getaway.
Find the other face of Belize in San Ignacio Town
Like the reference to taking the road less traveled, adventures can fit into myriad niches of unexplored pathways as well. For folks eager to visit Belize who have zero interest in staying along the nation’s coastline because they know that the country’s interior is filled with one-of-a-kind landscapes and adventures, San Ignacio Town is the ideal pivotal point for exploring this district.
Situated in western Belize’s Cayo District and connected to twin town Santa Elena by a historic suspension bridge, this area is awash in things to see and do, running the gamut from eclectic Maya ruins to medicinal trails weaving through primitive rainforests. But San Ignacio Town has a fun side too. Fill your imagination with tropical delights by day and explore the town’s excellent culinary and nightlife scene by night. This is the quintessential off-the-beaten-path destination, as folks who keep returning attest!
Stay at an equally amazing resort when you visit
The San Ignacio Resort Hotel is so unique, you’ll be spoiled the moment you begin to check out everything guests are made privy to during their sojourns. Situated near San Ignacio, the rural environment in which guests wind up is charming, comforting, and very relaxing, earning the nickname “the only jungle in town.”
Since Belize still has ties to the British commonwealth, you’ll find Samuel Johnson’s off-the-beaten-road recommendations to be especially appropriate. It won’t remind you of other Caribbean rim properties and activity choices are so far removed from what you may expect, you’ll marvel at their diversity. Add comfort to your itinerary. Gourmet dining, world-class personalized service, soothing accommodations, in-room spa treatments and so much more add to a stay that is simply unmatched, as you’ll conclude for yourself when browsing the hotel resort’s photo gallery.
A taste of the adventures guests enjoy at this unique haven
- Prowl ancient Maya ruins in the vicinity that are both above and below terra firma
- Enjoy cave tubing by sailing into inspiring caverns of prehistoric rock
- Avail yourself of canoe tours, bird-watching expeditions, and cultural tours
- Trek to waterfalls within the Mountain Pine Ridge–like Rio on Pools and Big Rock
- Enjoy pontoon rides on Vaca Lake with other enchanted guests of the property
- Take a medicinal tea-tasting tour, prowl for nocturnal wildlife, and immerse yourself in Belize’s magical spell
- Reside within the footsteps of Belize’s #1 ecological attraction: The Green Iguana Conservation Project.
We have a hunch that Samuel Johnson would have approved this off-the-beaten-track sanctuary if he were around today—especially if he had the chance to choose from an eclectic adventure tour menu that never disappoints. Make 2023 the year you get off the beaten path. You’re going to love every minute!