Frugal travelers jump at the opportunity to stay in this tidy, attractive, and inexpensive hotel with air-conditioned rooms and saltwater swimming pool in Santa Elena, the low-key town adjoining San Ignacio. Aguada became so popular that the owners, a Belizean-American couple, added more rooms overlooking the pool, and additional rooms behind the pool. The original budget rooms (starting at around BZ$90 including tax) have A/C but no TVs. Deluxe rooms with A/C, cable TV
and mini-fridges are only BZ$126 double. There's an indoor restaurant and an open-air thatch palapa bar with Belizean dishes and American standards like burgers (closed on Wednesday).