Rumors Resort Hotel - Belize

2-, 3-, or 4-Night Stay for Two with Daily Breakfast and Optional Tours at Rumors Hotel in San Ignacio, Belize

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Hotel at a Glance: Rumors Hotel

Just shy of 2 miles from San Ignacio's downtown, Rumors Hotel is conveniently positioned for guests to check out the city and its popular farmer's market or to explore the surrounding jungle, caves, and Mayan ruins. In this deal, there are optional tours through Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, the Caracol Mayan ruins, or Crystal Cave, canoeing through Barton Creek Cave, or tubing in Jaguar Paw Cave.

  • Room with a view: The hotel's new, quiet rooms open toward sweeping views of the mountain and valley.
  • Kid friendly: Kids can safely play at the playground or splash around in the kiddie pool.
  • Belizean cuisine: The onsite restaurant serves up breakfast as well as authentic Belizean dishes, such as rice and beans with coconut milk.
  • Distance to San Ignacio Market: 3.4 miles
  • Nearby Mayan site: The palatial Mayan home Cahal Pech overlooks San Ignacio, with 34 structures and Mayan artifacts spread over 2 acres.

San Ignacio, Belize: Frontier Town Meets Tropical Paradise

San Ignacio is set on the western part of Belize, amid jungle foliage along the Macal River near the Guatemalan border. The surrounding area has an embarrassment of riches for eco-tourism and historical sites; naturally, travelers often use San Ignacio as a jumping-off point for adventure trips. Tops on the must-see list is Tikal, a former Mayan kingdom across the border in Guatemala that is now a national park. It has dozens of impeccably preserved limestone temples and pyramids, with a few towering hundreds of feet in the air. Somewhat surprisingly, you can climb stairs to the top of these structures, just as the city's rulers once did; up on Temple IV, you can get a sweeping view of the green jungle of Belize and Guatemala. Nearly as magnificent is the site known as Xunantunich, located across a river closer to San Ignacio in Belize. It's somewhat of a hidden gem; its temples were restored in the 1990s.

Many caves are hidden beneath the hilly landscape around San Ignacio. The one to see is Actun Tunichil Muknal, also known as ATM Cave, which once served as a residence and sanctuary for ancient Mayans. It has clay pots and carvings inside that have been left virtually untouched since their discovery. It's almost as if the Mayans never left—some didn't, in fact. There are multiple skeletons scattered inside the cave, some of which were believed to have been human sacrifices.

As the sun rises on Saturday morning in San Ignacio, crowds of people—some on horseback—descend upon the city's popular farmer's market to get first dibs on the freshest fruits and veggies. In addition to recently plucked mango, pineapple, bananas, and watermelon, you can pick up baked goods, clothing, and wood carvings. Nearby, an old wooden rope bridge runs across a river where kids swim and play and the occasional toucan flies overhead.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a double room premium

  • Option 1: $129 for 2 nights (up to a $240 value)
  • Option 2: $179 for 3 nights (up to a $360 value)
  • Option 3: $399 for 3 nights with choice of one select tour for two guests (up to a $560 value)
  • Option 4: $649 for 4 nights with choice of two select tours for two guests (up to a $880 value)

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast for two

Valid tours for option 3 and 4:

  • Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM), Barton Creek Cave Canoe, Caracol Ruins, Crystal Cave, or Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing

Policies and Fees

Book by: 8/8/14
Travel window: 7/1/14–11/30/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to fee of 25% of Groupon price; 15-day cancellation notice required or fee of 50% of Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 9% tax not included
  • Airfare not included.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The best airport to fly in/out of is Phillip S.W. Goldson International Airport (airport code: BZE). Travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 90 minutes one-way and costs around $110 one-way via shuttle. Tropic Air's Mayaflat Domestic Airstrip is also 15 minutes away from Rumors Hotel. San Ignacio Town is five minutes away from Rumors Hotel and taxis cost USD $5.

2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The standard and maximum occupancy of the Double Room Premium is two guests. Additional occupancy is not allowed.

3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Timeshares are common in Belize and so are the sales pitches that accompany them. You may be asked at hotel check-in if you are interested in attending a sales presentation. If you don’t want to attend, simply decline and you won’t be approached again. If you decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.

4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credits are not included in this deal.

5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Reservations are required. There is no dress code.


  • Mountain and jungle views
  • WiFi
  • Playground and kids' pool
  • Onsite restaurant

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/8/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 7/1/14–11/30/14
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee of 25% of Groupon price; 15-day cancellation notice required or fee of 50% of Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 9% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Double Room Premium

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per stay
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed in Groupon-valid rooms.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Mundo Maya International (FRS; 100 km or 62 mi) and Belize City Municipal (HOU; 118 km or 73 mi)
  • Distance from Belize City: 118 km (73 mi)

Customer Reviews

The room was spacious, clean and air-conditioned. The grounds were well maintained, with a beautiful garden and although they were building a new pool, it was quiet and felt safe. The activities were well organized, the guides - handpicked, reliable and knowledgeable. We loved the friendly, always smiling and helpful staff. We will gladly recommend this hotel to everybody.
Mimi J. · July 22, 2014
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