I especially love perusing the San Ignacio Market (no phone), where farmers, traders, and vendors gather to sell jewelry, art, traditional medicines, and heaps of fresh fruit and veggies across from the main soccer stadium, on the banks of the Macal River. It’s open daily from 5am to 6pm, but Saturday is the busiest and best time to visit.
Throughout Belize, and especially in Cayo, you will see slate carvings of Mayan hieroglyphs. If you’re in the area, it’s worth a visit to one of the sources, the García Sisters . This family of artisans runs an interesting little museum-cum-craft shop. It’s located outside of San Antonio village on the road to Mountain Pine Ridge.
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