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5 Cool Things to Do at the San Ignacio Market

17Oct

The San Ignacio Market in the Cayo District of Belize is a colorful and vibrant outdoor space right on the banks of the Macal River. Full of vendors at stalls selling everything from papaya to natural herbal medicines, there is a little something for everyone. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are the biggest and most interesting days to visit the market—the place to see and be seen if you’re a local. Although the market is open 7 days a week, your best bet for getting the most out of this unique cultural experience is a Saturday morning visit.

So, what are you likely to see and what are our top picks for a morning at the market? Read on for 5 Cool Things to Do at the San Ignacio Market:

1. EAT SOME PANADES

Similar to what you may know as Empanadas, Belizean Panades (pronounced “puh-NAH-duhs”) are one of the tastiest and most common types of fast food to be found in the country. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Belizean panades are made by folding corn massa (dough) over a stuffing, which most commonly consists of meat, fish, or refried beans. Or try some of the other delectable Belizean-style fast food fare–rice’n’beans, meat pies, coconut tarts, and garnaches, just to name a few.

2. CHECK OUT HAND CARVINGS ETCHED IN SLATE

Using techniques passed on through the generations, locals artisans retrieve this beautiful black stone from “the bush” and spend painstaking hours carving intricate details by hand depicting Mayan symbols, Belizean cultural icons, and wildlife. You can also find loads of other unique handmade cultural items, like clothing, handbags, beaded jewelry, and wood carvings, from Belize and nearby Guatemala at the market.

3. BURN SOME COPAL

Copal, the traditional Mayan incense made from the cured sap of the fragrant copal tree, is just one of many traditional Mayan items you’ll find for sale at the market. Get yourself a small block and try it out in a handmade clay incense burner.

4. FIND A NATURAL CURE FROM THE RAINFOREST

Traditional cures using homeopathic remedies from the jungle have been in use in the tropics for thousands of years and continue to be widely used and accepted in Belize. From treatments for skin rashes to diabetes, you’re bound to find something to cure whatever ails you.

5. TRY SOMETHING FRESH

Ever eaten a soursop? How about a sapodilla fruit, star fruit, coco yam, or custard apple? Market is the perfect place to try a new tropical fruit or veggie. Get wild and crazy and take a big bite of life!

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Save 25% on Your Belizean Jungle Vacation at Table Rock

15Sep

Get 25% Off Your Room Rate in November & December

Enjoy early winter savings and take 25% off our regular room rate for stays from November 1st through December 18th when you book with us directly for 3 or more nights.

Ask about our Pre-Season Sale when you email us at info@tablerockbelize.com.

The fine print: Good only for direct bookings. Not valid for advertised packages, with other discounts, or for existing reservations. 

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August & September Specials at Table Rock

12Aug

Great Savings on Your Belize Jungle Vacation During August & September

Save 25% off our already discounted room rate this August and September when you book directly with us for 3 or more nights.

Ask for our August & September Special when you email us at info@tablerockbelize.com.

The fine print: Not valid for advertised packages, with other discounts, or for existing reservations.

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Belize Early Summer Sale!

02May

Get Your 4th Night FREE this May & June!

For a limited time, all of the rooms at our award-winning eco-lodge will be on sale for stays this May & June. Enjoy all there is to do in Western Belize and save money while you do it!

What's the Deal?

  • Stay 3 or more nights in May or June 2018 and your 4th night’s room rate is on us
  • Stay 6 or more nights and we’ll pick up the tab for 2 additional nights

What are the Restrictions?

  • Good for stays in May and June 2018
  • This deal must be mentioned via email prior to booking
  • Not valid for existing reservations, advertised packages, or with any other discount

How Do I Take Advantage of This Deal?

  • Complete the form below or email our reservations desk at info@tablerockbelize.com and mention the 4th Night Free special.
  • Book your flights, pack your gear, and get ready for adventure!




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The Pool

01May

THE POOL

"The most amazing swim I've ever had!"
-DP, Orlando

Experience our Jungle Infinity Pool for a swim like you’ve never known before. Surrounded by jungle and tucked into the hillside, Table Rock’s saltwater pool will leave you feeling refreshed, invigorated, and inspired.

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LAST MINUTE BELIZE VACATION DEALS for 2017

12Oct

Belize Vacation Deals at Table Rock Jungle Lodge

Looking for great Belize vacation deals?

There’s nothing like taking the adventure trip of your dreams and saving big while you do. Table Rock Jungle Lodge is now offering great last minute Belize Vacation Deals this fall so you can have the best of both!

Fruit from Table Rock's Farm Belize Deals

When can I stay?

These deals are good for stays at Table Rock anytime between now and December 20, 2017.

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How big are these Belize deals?

You’ll get discounts of up to 25% off our 2018 rates for stays in 2017!

Check out these great prices:

Garden View Room                                  Was US$175         Now only US$145

Queen Jungle View Cabaña                    Was US$210         Now only US$175

King Jungle View Cabaña                        Was US$235         Now only US$195

River Valley View Cabaña                        Was US$270         Now only US$225

Rainforest Cabin                                        Was US$270         Now only US$225

Shamrock Bluff House                              Was US$400         Now only US$300

Why Table Rock Jungle Lodge?

At Table Rock, we are committed to the core values of sustainable tourism: helping the environment, aiding the local community, and educating travelers about both. The resident American owners have worked to make Table Rock Jungle Lodge unique by preserving the natural surroundings, keeping the number of rooms limited, employing local villagers, and by replenishing one of Belize’s earliest natural resources, the Mahogany tree. In addition to the jungle canopy, Table Rock is home to a small working farm where you can gather exotic tropical fruits and visit with our pet donkeys, laying hens, and bunny rabbits. We produce our own electricity and supply the majority of our water needs with purified rainwater.

We invite you to join us in our lifestyle at Table Rock Jungle Lodge, to rediscover yourself, and to experience the beauty and adventure that is Belize.

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