San Ignacio, Belize...
What words might one use to describe San Ignacio, Belize? Hotel, resort, Maya ruins, ATM, rivers, vacation or perhaps super fricking awesome? Some might even say expensive and dirty. Most would agree that rum and pirates should be on the list one way or another, but for many, San Ignacio Belize isn't really a place that can be summed up so simply. It's a place where time itself doesn't even fully apply. You could be a 75 year old cabbie who is still driving, or someone that didn't have any plans of staying and just forgot to leave... 3 years later. What ever it is though, it's well worth seeing.
FLASH MOB in San Ignacio, Belize...WOW and even FLASH MOBS! Check out the FIRST EVER FLASH MOB that descended upon downtown San Ignacio on the famous Burns Avenue.
The dancers performed on Burns Avenue in downtown San Ignacio Town. Dino is the expat in Belize who has taught line dancing to a group of locals and expats like himself. Now they take it gleefully to the streets! This is the site where workers installing water lines discovered Mayan artifacts. The road was then closed off permanently to car traffic and converted to a quaint walking avenue that delights locals and tourists. Those artifacts are now preserved at the same place they were found, in the ground, under the street. There are welcoming restaurants and shops along the sidewalk. The friendly ambiance of San Ignacio Town invites you to stop and enjoy your day--and maybe catch a glimpse of those dancers!
Belize has many adventures to experience and many people each year pick up from where they are in the world and move to Belize. This is a group of people who have done it - Picked up and moved their families to live in a paradise that brings back the simple life, a life focused on relationships instead of "stuff", and an international experience that their families and children can grow from while experiencing cultures from all over the world.
The ancient street of the Mayans has continued to be the host of dancing throngs - just as it did in the past.
So aside from sitting around and drinking rum, you might want to check out some of the more movement-required activities in addition to the line dancing. First on the list would have to be ATM, then Caracol and Pine Ridge, you've also got a nice mix of tubing, horseback riding and Maya ruins to stomp around.
If you are looking for some place to sleep there are a hand full of full service resorts, but the real beauty is in the lodges. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they are always unique. In the San Ignacio proper, you can find some good hotels, but make sure that if you are looking for something quiet you aren't too close to Burns Ave.
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Mountain Equestrian Trails is pretty much the essence of "jungle lodge". It's a Four-Globe certified Belize Ecotourism Jungle Lodge in Mountain Pine Ridge, where you can do anything form horseback riding tours to hiking to bird watching and river cave exploration. You'll also find butterfly gardens, waterfalls, and they do tours to Caracol, Xunantunich, El Pilar and Tikal (in Guatemala).
The cabanas at Mountain Equestrian Trails (MET) are done in a rather roomy Spanish style. They all come with private bathrooms and of course hot water. As far as eating goes, you won't find much better than the Cantina. They do three meals a day, including delicious breakfasts, gourmet lunches and home-style dinners featuring locally grown fresh fruits & vegetables. You can order both Belizean and International dishes.
All in all, if you are looking for a jungly paradise to escape to, or just a nice place, with nice people, to stay for a few nights - Mountian Equestrian Trails is the place to go.