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Belize City to San Ignacio


Getting to San Ignacio from Belize City

San Ignacio Town located in the Cayo district is considered the heart of Belize. Drive time is about 2.5hrs, covering about 85 miles (128km) between Belize City and San Ignacio, travelling on the Gorge Price Highway.

It is the town you would stay in if you wish to do the Tikal tour and other inland activities.  Together with Santa Elena Town on the other side of the Macal river, makes up one of the largest towns in the country. After having a taste on the mainland many visitors to Belize would book a transfer from San Ignacio to Belize City for the Water taxi to the islands. 

Our shuttle services offers the best of both Beach and Jungle tours, activities that you can book with us also. Please contact us for transfer rates since our prices varies from destination to destination and the amount of persons going.

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San Ignacio, Cayo

San Ignacio links Belize to Guatemala, where a different cultural experience awaits you. We offer to pick up and drop-off to many of the Resorts, Hotels, Hostels, Airbnb and other vacation rentals in this district. Book a private or shared transfer from Belize City to San Ignacio or vice versa. Schedule your Belize vacation on your time, with one of the best and most reliable private transportation providers in the country.

Is San Ignacio, Belize safe for tourists?

The Towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena are low on crime, with petty theft being the main concern. Stay alert at night and keep your expensive or flashy belongings hidden. with that said San Ignacio is safe enough to walk around, visit the markets banks and stores. Backpackers and Airbnb goers are often seen walking in the downtown area.

There is much to do in the town.

There are many tours and activities to do in San Ignacio. From the world-famous Actun Tunichil Muknal tour or Tikal temples. Cave tubing, Horseback Riding and many other Mayan Ruins along with some culture-rich tours can be done here. IF you are staying at one of the many hotels and resorts like Cahal Pech Resort or San Ignacio Hotel, we can easily arrange your Tours and Transfers.

Buses to San Ignacio Town
The buses or any other public transportation are most likely to be overcrowded, making stops at every village along the way. The express buses are a cheaper alternative compared to the shuttle, with runs every half hour from downtown San Ignacio.

Flights To San Ignacio Town

Tropic Air flights to and from San Ignacio is limited to only one flight from Belize City and San Pedro to the airstrip about a 5-minute drive from San Ignacio, known as Maya Flats Airstrip. Again, you can book a shuttle from the Maya Flats airstrip to San Ignacio Town with us.

Book Belize City to San Ignacio

Book oneway or round trip between San Ignacio and Belize City. The travel time is roughly two and half hours (2.5hrs). Request stop to well-known sites and attractions on the way.

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Water Taxi Service

Book your water taxi tickets with us when going to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker all in one with your transfer

BTB Gold Standard Operator

Nelson Maya Adventures is Gold Standard certified to carry out tours and transfers during the pandemic. This means we have applied the necessary protocols to protect against the spread of Covid-19.