Located in Cayo district in western Belize, and close to the border crossing with Guatemala, the town of San Ignacio is a popular base for visiting a variety of attractions, including Caracol and Actun Tunichil Muknal.
Of the limited selection of hotels in Placencia Village (and please note, we are talking purely about the Village here and not Maya Beach) our favourite is Villa Ranguana.
The Belize Chocolate Company is based in San Pedro on the beautiful Belizean island of Caye Ambergris.
As a small country, one of the many joys of taking a holiday to Belize are the short travel distances involved as well as the sheer ease of travel. On my most recent visit to the country, my first internal journey, from Corozal to Caye Ambergris, took under an hour.
Atop a steep hill above San Ignacio is the smartest hotel in town (smart enough for the Queen to have been a guest on her visit to Belize in February 1994), the San Ignacio Resort Hotel; and very nice it is too.
Go to any restaurant or food-shack in Belize and you can be pretty certain of one thing being on the menu – a Marie Sharp’s hot pepper sauce or other condiment.
If you live in the UK / mainland Europe, and are planning a Belize holiday, the first thing you will discover is that not only are there no direct flights but there aren’t even any same day connecting flights on the outbound journey.
Although not especially busy, the land border with Mexico is a popular entry point into Belize and relatively straightforward