INTRODUCING SAN IGNACIO
Set in the spectacular Cayo district, San Ignacio is a bustling centre with the lofty Maya Mountains as its backdrop. Discover Mayan ruins, where ancient stones are carpeted with grass. Or explore winding mountain trails, stopping off to take in cascading waterfalls and deep caves.
Waterfalls, wild rainforest and mysterious Mayan culture.
Things to do
Starting with the Tikal and Caracol temples there are many ancient monuments and evocative sites to uncover in San Ignacio and its surroundings. Perhaps explore the cave systems. At Branch Mouth, Or wander through the parkland at Branch Mouth and watch birds circle overhead.
San Ignacio is serious waterfall territory. The Thousand Foot Falls, said to be the highest in Central America plunge over a plateau and the cascades are a spellbinding sight. Perhaps even more beautiful and breathtaking are the Big Rock Falls. See them at nearby Privassion Creek.
The luxury retreats in this part of the world offer truly authentic spa experiences, with ingredients for treatments sourced from the surrounding area. In addition to holistic approaches such as Reiki, you could try a treatment specific to the area: Maya Abdominal Massage.
Venture into the Poustinia Land Art Park and you’ll find a rainforest home to avant-garde sculpture.
Top tip from SLH