Recently, and inexplicably, all the reliable nightlife spots of San Ignacio went out of business making this into a very sleepy town. The younger generation is doing their best to bring it back with the Belize Soul Project (tel. 653-1855), a twice-weekly live music event beneath The Old House Hostel during which alcohol is served. Check it out Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm-11pm. Also, on the north end of town, Hode’s Place Bar & Grill (tel. 804-2522) is a massive spot that is very popular with locals. They have a tiny casino, as well as a large video arcade, and a pool and foosball tables.

If you’re the gambling type, you’ll want to head to the Princess Casino, 18 Buena Vista Ave (tel. 824-4047), which is located next to the San Ignacio Resort Hotel and stays open as late as 5am. I’d definitely choose this one over the very little casino at Hode’s Place (above).

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