Rich soil, flowing rivers, lush jungles, and majestic views from the surrounding hills make the area a suitable home for kings.
This is evident by the Mayan archaeological site of Cahal Pech, an ancient palatial estate, once home to an elite Mayan family, only a short walk from modern-day downtown San Ignacio.
San Ignacio is home to a variety of ethnicities and a melting pot of Belizean culture, including Mestizo, Maya, Creole, Mennonite, and an eclectic mix of expats.
Here, you will find a variety of local restaurants and cafés serving delicious foods and drinks, bars and nightclubs for entertainment, small parks and gathering spots with live music, arts festivals, and scenic rivers.
Encircling Corozal, Santa Rita may be the most accessible ruin in northern Belize. D, when residents forced conquistador Alfonso Davila to leave.
San Ignacio town was for many years a frontier town, a border town filled with chicleros and mahogany loggers harvesting the riches of the forest and the land.
Now it still retains this wild west feel, with its quaint historic downtown area and hardworking people, but with a modern touch of sophistication and style.
San Ignacio is a beautiful town blessed with a productive community and a fascinating history dating back the original Mayan inhabitants over 2000 years ago.
There is a good reason why this area has been continuously inhabited for thousands of years.