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Top Choice International in San Ignacio

Guava Limb Cafe

One of San Ignacio's newest and trendiest restaurants, boutique Guava Limb is set in an adorable turquoise two-story building with a serene outdoor garden area. Fresh organic ingredients are sourced from the owners'…
Top Choice International in San Ignacio

Running W Steakhouse

One of San Ignacio's top dining splurges, this restaurant at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel is named for the owner's Running W ranch that supplies most of the best meat in western Belize. Steaks are a specialty, inclu…
Top Choice Gardens in San Ignacio

Green Iguana Conservation Project

On the lush Macal Valley grounds of the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, this excellent program collects and hatches iguana eggs, raising the reptiles until they are past their most vulnerable age. The iguanas are then rel…
Ruins in San Ignacio

Cahal Pech

High atop a hill about a mile south of San Ignacio, Cahal Pech is the oldest-known Maya site in the Belize River valley, having been first settled between 1500 and 1000 BC. Less impressive than Xunantunich and Carac…
Latin American in San Ignacio

Fuego Bar & Grill

One of central San Ignacio's more upscale restaurants, Fuego is a chic but casual fusion of Latin American, Belizean and international flavors done with flair. Curry-shrimp tacos, plantain-encrusted fish burger and …
Performing Arts in San Ignacio

Soul Project

Soul Project is a sweet bar and venue where local artist, filmmaker and conservationist Daniel Velazquez works hard to create a space for local and visiting artists and musicians. And he makes his own herbal fruit w…
Belizean in San Ignacio

Hode's Place

Locals love this rambling barn-sized place north of the city center. A large terrace restaurant opening onto a citrus orchard and kids' playground, it's a popular spot with families or for an evening drink. Friendly…
Market in San Ignacio

Farmers Market

Saturday is the big market day in San Ignacio when traders come from all over Cayo to sell fresh bargain produce, handicrafts and clothing. The dozen or so food stalls set up in the middle of the action serve quick-…
Diner in San Ignacio

Pop's Restaurant

You may feel like you're in a Seinfeld episode at this friendly six-booth, hole-in-the-wall diner. Best omelets in town and bottomless cups of coffee make this San Ignacio's worst-kept breakfast secret and a great p…
Breakfast in San Ignacio


Open early for breakfast, Eva's is a popular traveler hangout on Burns Ave, serving good breakfast and tasty Belizean and Western favorites. Tex-Mex, rice and beans, burgers, steaks and curries.