Getting Here

There are plenty of options for getting here and for getting around once you’re here! About half of our guests have rented or had their own car, while the other half have used transportation services (e.g., taxis, buses, shuttles). It’s all fairly easy to arrange, but we’re here to help as needed!

Transportation Services

  • Abe Gutierrez Taxi and Shuttle Service (Website | Reviews) offers premium private cars and drivers, with amenities designed to remove stress from traveling and let you relax. More than a standard Belize taxi to or from the airport, Abe is a wealth of local knowledge about hidden gems and authentic experiences.
  • Belize Ground Shuttle (Website | Facebook) provides reliable, comfortable, and affordable transportation to and from San Ignacio, Belize City (e.g., the airport, water taxi terminal), and Placencia/Hopkins. They will even pick up/drop off right outside the cabanas!
  • The Department of Transport has a fairly detailed bus schedule for getting to and from San Ignacio.
  • San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi Limited (Website | Facebook) provides water taxi services to and from Belize City, Caye Caulker, San Pedro, and Chetumal (MX).
  • Belize Caving Expeditions (Website) offers low-priced, shared shuttle service to/from the water taxi in Belize City, as well as to/from Flores, Guatemala. For more information or to book, you can either contact us or them.
  • Crystal Auto Rental (Website) is a great place to rent a vehicle from. They have 2 locations: one at the airport and one closer to Belize City. Also the only company that can provide you permits for getting into Guatemala with a rental car!

Driving Directions

If you are driving yourself or explaining to a taxi driver how to get here, you can always find us using a map application. The map may try to take you to Caracol Street (towards Cahal Pech at the roundabout), which isn't the end of the world, but it's also NOT the best route (large hills, poor roads). Our address does not have a street number and not all street names are labeled and/or well-known, so using landmarks for navigation is (almost) always the way to go!

Generally, we are located in the Kontiki area of San Ignacio on Figueroa Street, which is the road to Mosquitoville and the Raptor Center. You will see the Lost Compass Cabanas sign in front of the tall house at the top of the hill, just past the house with the big white gate. You can pull into the drive and we'll come out to meet you!

More specifically,

  • Coming from the east on Western Highway: left onto Maya Vista Drive (just before Helen's supermarket, it's a steep paved hill); make a right at the top of the hill (stay on the paved road); this turns into Constellation Boulevard; left onto Figueroa Street (at the tall, green/blue house); we're about a 1/3 of a mile down on the left.
  • Coming from the west on Western Highway: right onto Beetlejuice Street (the street right before the Kontiki Service Station) and stay to the left at the fork in the road; right on Constellation Boulevard (at the T in the road); left onto Figueroa Street (at the tall, green/blue house); we're about a 1/3 of a mile down on the left.

If you need any help finding us, just give us a call!