The Cayo District

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

Situated on the border with Guatemala, The Cayo District, at the centre of which is the small town of San Ignacio, is a land of adventure.  With its jungle covered limestone hills riddled with caves and peppered with Mayan ruins, time here is spent exploring.

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN THE CAYO DISTRICT

MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE

This 146,000 acre forest reserve just south of San Ignacio covers valleys of hardwoods filled with orchids, bromeliads and butterflies, and its steep ridges give way to pine trees and waterfalls

CARACOL

This impressive but remote Mayan city was the largest in Belize with twice the population of the modern day capital. It now stands in a broadleaf tropical forest and is a working site as archaeologists unpick its mystery and importance.

CANOEING

The Macal River is the place for this and you can drift down this tropical river, spotting Toucans flying overhead and giant iguanas clinging to the trees.

ATM CAVES

The ATM caves (Mayan for ‘Stone Sepulchre Cave’) is a unique caving experience, combining outstanding natural formations and the untouched remains of ancient Maya rituals.

XUNANTUNICH

This small Mayan ruin is known for its impressive friezes and hieroglyphics.  From the top of El Castillo temple you are rewarded with views of the Mopan River.

HORSE RIDING

There are numerous trails around the area from flat to mountainous, both of which are ideal for either horse riding on or bike riding, so please ask before departing!

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Chaa Creek

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