The Macal River is in the Cayo District of Western Belize. Canoeing through the Mayan Mountains is enchanting and other worldly. What a chill float. The stretch up river of the small town San Ignacio has caves full of bats, wild boars you can smell from the canoe hoofing through the bank trails and deep lush jungle. As it enters San Ignacio down on river left the town market is the perfect stop for "ah-oo-ten-tico" Belizian food. Try to find the "fo-we-chicken" its the peoples chicken, the national dish with rice and bean. "Belize it" or not, theres a killer Indian restaurant in the town of San Ignacio too.
photos by Rick & Robin Beaty