Category - San Ignacio

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Sleeping Giant’s colossal cave- an ancient Maya ceremonial site
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The indescribably beautiful Sleeping Giant Lodge
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Another batsh*t crazy rappel
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Stay and Do in San Ignacio
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San Ignacio- who knew?!

Sleeping Giant’s colossal cave- an ancient Maya ceremonial site

Okay wow!  First of all, Sleeping Giant will astonish you with their property- the views, the rooms, the restaurant, the incredible grounds.  But they also have exclusive access to a magnificent cave and I took the tour yesterday… it’s hard to describe such a place, one of those you have-to-see-it-to-believe sort of things.  Firstly, the cave is MASIVE!  It’s theorized it’s the largest dry cave system known in Belize at the moment.  The mouth of the cave is so impressive that when our ladies group hiked to it…

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The indescribably beautiful Sleeping Giant Lodge

Let me try to do they impossible: Sleeping Giant Lodge is incredibly beautiful, mythically beautiful, has beauty on a scale and magnitude that is difficult to fathom!  It’s a magical place and I am lucky enough to wake up here this morning. My friend’s husband is involved in the planning of a new project out here (more on that to come) and for the second year in a row I was lucky enough to get an invite for a small ladies’ retreat weekend and to feel like a…

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Another batsh*t crazy rappel

The Black Hole Drop is another of those “only in Belize” experiences that is a leap off the beaten tourist path and just a bit insane. It’s available through Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Resort and is just up the road from St. Herman’s Cave and Blue Hole. Begin by boarding your jungle limosuine for a ten minute ride from the resort to the back of an orange grove. An unassuming path in to the jungle is the start of your challenging one-hour hike. Luckily our guides provided snacks…

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Stay and Do in San Ignacio

We stayed at Cahal Pech Village Resort during our 2 weeks in San Ignacio. Set at the top of a very steep hill, it overlooks the entire town. And is minutes stroll to its namesake archeological site of Mayan ruins. We stayed in one of the thatch- roof cabanas which offer more space and privacy than their hotel rooms. (sorry for the less than stellar photo) The resort has a restaurant and bar, two swimming pools, laundry service (a must for us on our long stay and with…

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San Ignacio- who knew?!

When we bought our home here in Placencia it was already being run as a guesthouse and came with our lovely long-term tenants on the first floor and a few reservations for holiday makers.  One reservation was for repeat snowbirds that had reserved our unit for 4 months.  No problem!  We still didn’t own much in terms of material goods- we came to Belize as suitcase minimalists!  What a great excuse to get off the peninsula and experience a bit more of Belize living.  First stop-   San…

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