Traveling to Belize
Driving west on the Western Highway from Belize City you will eventually arrive in Santa Elena (the other half of San Ignacio). There will be a big orange sign that says, somewhat surreal, ‘San Ignacio and Beyond This Way’.
Take a right at the sign and at the end of that road you will take a left and then a right straight down a hill (all of the traffic flow will go this way). Cross the bridge (your only option). Take your next left and you will pass the vegetable market on your left. This road will swing to the right and take you directly into the center of town. You will find yourself at a 5-way intersection. You will stay on the same road and cross (across and slightly to the right) the intersection to head straight up the hill.
Just so you feel confident that you are on the correct road – a big yellow store named Courts should be to your left (it’s at the corner of the intersection). Continue straight up this hill and follow the road as it curves to the right. When you reach a stop sign at the divided street (referred to as Double Street) continue straight across it, this is Bullet Tree Road. You will pass Juan Chuc’s Hardware on your right and continue straight.
After about 3 miles you have entered the village of Bullet Tree Falls. Pass the soccer field on your right and when you get to a small open cement bus stop (currently painted orange) – take a right onto the dirt road. If you cross another big bridge here you have gone a bit too far.
You’ll pass a school on your left and keep heading straight under some gigantic trees. We are straight ahead on the right, our sign is at the entrance.