My family (husband, and 5 yr old) are going to belize in March, and our flight gets in pretty late on Friday around 3:30pm. I originally wanted to fly into Placencia, but I am a little worried that if our arriving flight is late - we would miss the last flight out to Placencia at 5:00pm.
So we were thinking we can rent a car, and drive to San Ignacio. How far of a drive is it from the BZE airport to San Ignacio. Is it an easy drive for around the time we would be driving. I'm thinking by the time we go through customs, and get our car, it will be 5pm or later.
We are considering Ka'ana Boutique and the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. Since we will only be there overnight, any other suggestions on hotels.
The next morning (on Saturday) I hear that the San Ignacio Market is great. We may spend an hour to explore and eat breakfast. Since we have a car, is it advisable to drive to the market, or take a cab? Then we would like to see one of the Mayan ruins like,
Xunantunich? May as well - since we are closer then flying all the way to Placencia, and taking a tour all the way back.
Can we drive to Xunantunich from San Ignacio? We were thinking of checking out of the hotel after the saturday market, then heading to Xunantunich. How long is the drive?
Not sure how long we should spend in Xunantunich. After that, we would drive on to Placencia.
My only concern is driving to Xunantunich and leaving our luggage in the car. Is that safe, or stupid?
Does that sound like a good itinerary? or too much. Since we have a 5 yr old, we won't be able to explore and do all the cool things in Belize, like cave tubing.