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Getting To San Ignacio From Belize International Airport

About San Ignacio

The second-largest town in Belize, San Ignacio is easily accessible by various means of transportation. San Ignacio and Santa Elena are twin towns in western Belize. San Ignacio serves as the cultural-economic hub of Cayo District. Over time, San Ignacio has become one of top vacation destinations in Belize internationally due to its surroundings such as Maya ruins, pristine rainforest, jaw-dropping cave experience, and its culturally diverse society.

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Get To San Ignacio By Domestic Flights

Another common way of getting to San Ignacio from Belize International Airport or any area within Belize is via domestic flights (Tropic Air and Maya Island Air). Daily flights that begin in the early morning and continue through the early evening. All flights are on a 9-13 Cessna aircraft and the travel time is about 35 minutes.

Untame Belize offers safe and reliable shuttle service between Belize City International Airport, or any other airport in the country, with door-to-door service to San Ignacio, as well as to throughout Belize, and onward to further destinations in Guatemala and Mexico. Untame Belize also offers shuttles from San Ignacio Town to various parts of Belize like Dangriga, Hopkins, Placencia and much more.

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Get To San Ignacio By Car Rental

The second-largest town in Belize, San Ignacio is easily accessible by car. The Western Highway connects San Ignacio to the rest of the country, a modern paved roadway free of pot holes, with several convenient gas stations located throughout. After arriving at the town of San Ignacio & Santa Elena (the sister town of San Ignacio), you'll have to cross a one-way wooden bridge. If you are heading west, make a right turn, heading downhill to cross the bridge into San Ignacio Town. Many visitors miss this crucial turn, so feel free to ask the locals for directions if you get lost.

Being the second-largest town in Belize, getting to San Ignacio via bus is not a problem at all. Many local buses serve San Ignacio from Belize City, but these are generally less comfortable, with no air-conditioning or separate storage areas for luggage. The trip between Belize City and San Ignacio takes about two and a half hours, with multiple stops in between. A few express buses also run between the two cities, although far less frequently.

Get To San Ignacio By Bus

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