If you have ever been to Belize, you don’t need me to tell you it’s hot. If you haven’t been here, Belize is hot. Thankfully there is a boatload of water around San Ignacio. In fact San Ignacio is also known as Cayo, which means Caye or key or island. It’s right at the intersection of the Macal and the Mopan River.
First a note on River Safety
There are two ways to get places in Belize. You can take a guide or you can take yourself. The guided way is organized and relatively safe. If you choose to take yourself, you need to remember that Belize is a developing country. When people forget where they are, bad things happen. Never go places alone, unless you are absolutely sure what will be waiting for you. If you meet some guy that says,”yeah I can take you there”, think twice before assuming it’s safe. You also need to remember that the river can kill you. People have died tubing. Most of the places you can go are pretty well trodden, but if you choose to go down another river you need to be smart. If you go in small groups, you’ll usually be able to see some really amazing wildlife. If possible bring life-jackets, you’ll also need sunscreen and drinking water