19 Jun From Caye Caulker to San Ignacio, Cayo district
We left Caye Caulker this morning to head to our jungle adventure in the Cayo district near San Ignacio. My least favorite part of this trip so far was the water taxi ride from Caye Caulker to Belize City. They really pack people into the boats and it wasn’t particularly comfortable. It made me very glad that we decided to fly from Belize City to San Pedro after we arrived last Friday. I do have to say that the staff of the water taxi service were very nice and helped us out as much as possible, it’s just a very busy route.
We rented a four-wheel drive jeep in Belize City with Crystal Auto Rental, which is owned by a Texan who has run this business for 25 years. They were very helpful with maps and driving rules, etc…Getting to San Ignacio wasn’t a problem, but once we got there it got very confusing very quickly – lots of road construction going on, but we made our way to downtown where we got some lunch for our hungry boys. I wasn’t particularly impressed with San Ignacio, but it is low season, and we were there during a big World Cup soccer match (England v. Uruguay), so maybe things are better there during the winter high season.
We are staying about 45 minutes outside of San Ignacio, mainly because Black Rock Lodge is waaaaay out from the main highway, through a farm via dirt road. However, once we got there, it’s a fabulous place. Lots of nice people to meet, hiking swimming in the Macal river, great food and drink. We went for a swim in the river after we arrived this afternoon, and will do some early morning birding, hiking and tubing on the river tomorrow.