The "Twin Towns" of San Ignacio and Santa Elena offer a variety of activities and attractions that attract thousands of visitors every year. You can experience a mix of visitors coming from all over Belize and abroad to enjoy what San Ignacio and Santa Elena have to offer.

If you love butterflies, then the Tropical Wings Nature Center is a place you will want to experience. It is located a few miles from San Ignacio, in San Jose Succotz village, and is a 'must see' place for butterfly lovers. Here you will be able to walk in the screened housing area built especially for their care, and get to see and experience the plants, and the butterflies in all their stages.


Xunantunich (Maiden of the Rock), is the second tallest Maya ruin in Belize.

Xunantunich is located about a mile across the Mopan River, in San José Succotz, a village in the Cayo District. Xunantunich (pronounced "Shoo-nan-too-nich") means "Stone Woman" in the Maya language. The "Stone Woman" refers to the ghost of a woman alleged by several people to have inhabited the site.

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