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River Park Inn

13 Branch Mouth Road, San Ignacio, Belize (Formerly Cosmos Camping)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three nights accommodation, two day trips (Tikal and ATM), and an organised taxi waiting for me from the airport in Belize City that took me straight to the Inn in San Ignacio- over an hour away. Bing the host organised all of this for me, and in total in came to about $500US. Great value, if I tried to organise... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very affordable, clean place to stay. Easy walk to the center of town. Bing was a great host! My only complaint is the noise. They are doing some type of excavation on the land so during the day you hear the constant noise of large machinery. Takes away from the peacefulness of the location.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Fantastic guesthouse 10 minutes walk from the town centre. Nice clean comfy rooms with a balcony that looks out onto the large beautiful gardens (great for bird watching). The owner Bing is a really nice bloke and very helpful. We stayed for 4 nights and had a great stay, San Ignacio and River Park Inn is the perfect base to... More

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

10 min walk to center of town. No food/drinks available on the premise but there were a few places close by before you hit the center of town (Hodes). Bed & bathroom were clean and plenty of space for two. Staff was nice and easy going. Wifi available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We only stayed one night, but the room was very clean and the a/c was much appreciated. The owner, Bingh was very nice and helpful. Not luxury accommodations, but was very typical for the area and the price can't be beat! Walking distance to town, but off the beaten path so it was very quiet. The grounds were beautiful and... More

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I spent a week in Belize last week, my second trip in 18 months. I love this country. My first trip was through a travel group and while it was a good introduction, I didn't really feel like I got to experience Belize the way people who live there do. So I kept in touch with one of my favorite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Me and my boyfriend spent a night there in our way to Tikal, the hotel is not downtown, but you can walk and be there in less than 10 min, Mr Bing is the best, he is very helpful and kind, it is a very relaxing experience! You can enjoy the sunset from the balcony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stay here for one night and I wished I had know about this place sooner. It was affordable and the owners were very polite and made you feel at home. Its located only 5 to 10 minute walk from town. Very peaceful and Beautiful landscap. If I ever come back to San Ignacio I will stay here the whole... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Let me start by saying this is a great place to stay for women traveling alone. the property is a family owned Inn and campsite and it is also their home. It is large and spacious enough to feel a good sense of privacy yet at the same time part of an attentive and caring family. It is a large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

There are now 6 airconditioned rooms at this small hotel, with log cabins to follow later in the year. A UK trekking company still uses it as a place to introduce its clients to 'jungle' living before heading for the real thing, but it is now mostly a hotel set in wonderful grounds that extend all the way to the... More

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Address: 13 Branch Mouth Road, San Ignacio, Belize (Formerly Cosmos Camping)
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Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
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River Park Inn: Midst coconuts, mangoes, avocados, bananas, custard apples, limes, and a profusion of other fruit trees as mouth-wateringly tropical; with bougainvillea, poinsettia, and a host of other flowering eye candy enticing you as sweetly; the while that your olfactory nerves are in a delirious transport for the frangipani infusing the warm tropic air, yourself quite as balmy, you could easily be convinced you’re in a lovely botanical garden miles from the city. But that’s, of course, before you dreamily take to the air yourself upon the wildly delightful river "walk," floating atop a broad carpet of green, flanked by stately, giant leafed teak trees, to the accompanying symphony of parakeets, parrots, and such like avians of the torrid zone. These, naturally, lead you into a welcoming grove of larger, leafier leviathans, beneath whose canopy you continue to float in a blissful transport, arriving in due course at the riverbank, above which you hover in the dappled light, gazing rapturously down at the river. As the tall, willowy, delicate-leafed bamboo rubs shoulders with you in the most amiable way, a thought creeps in: Why, if I don’t believe it loves the water, too! (At this idyllic point you will be moved to upwardly adjust your hasty first impression as high up on the favorable scale as comports with your current soaring emotion. Don’t worry. Long experience has taught us to factor this anticipated adjustment into your scheduled stay, and we’ve allowed ample time for its completion. You won’t miss out on a single programmed sensory fulfillment. What is equally beautiful, though, is that Belizean-family-owned Cosmos Camping, 10 lush acres of the "Savannah" on the peacefully flowing Macal River, and right on the edge of picturesque San Ignacio Town, "Gateway to the Cayo District," could not be more ideally positioned. So situated, you will forcefully have to remind yourself, if able, that you are just a 10-minute walk to the open-air farmer’s market, adjacent to the bustling downtown core, and so but a hop, step, and a jump from the post office, library, all four Belizean banks, and the many and various shops, restaurants, and pulsating nightlife, as well as bus service to all points in Belize and to the Guatemalan border 10 scenic miles west; yet, having returned, your arms full of Belizean fare for ridiculously few Belize dollars, you’re just far enough from its bustle to relax and be soothed with little more than the sounds of nature . . . or no sounds at all. Yet, if you hunger for more, however unlikely, you need but take a short stroll over the narrow Hawkesworth Bridge, Belize’s only suspension bridge (with time out to stop and admire the riparian view and to gaze once more on the Macal River, itself looking forward to soon meeting the Mopan River to become the Belize River, and to continue flowing on, as it’s done since time out of mind, to Belize City and the Sea). When you’re finished reflecting, you need but continue some dreamy paces more to find yourself in San Ignacio’s equally hilly sister town, Santa Elena. Do climb its charmingly verdant hills and admire the view. However, that being said, if you’ve yet to get here, especially if you dawdle along the way, you can’t rightfully expect everything to be as so idyllically described. Time waits for no guest; it marches on. Things change. So you might wish to take a moment now to prepare yourself for the shock of finding, in place of old Coronation Park, the spanking new 2.5-acre, $3,000,000BZ Cayo Welcome Center, replete with visitors’ center, museum, open-air plaza with central water feature, food outlets and restaurants, live music and crafts, palm and other shade trees, invitingly green lawn areas, and off-street parking. Also, expect to find that the whole connects via a short walkway, not to the old congested Burns Avenue, with parked cars milling about, hogging up space, leering at comely drivers, and leaving barely enough room for buses and large trucks to noise and fume their way through at top speed in order to better run down hapless jaywalkers. No, expect to leisurely stroll the newly revitalized, ever-so-spacious Burns Avenue Pedestrian Mall, in which, gone the way of the ancient Maya, are the parked cars, and the buses and large trucks fuming noisily somewhere else about having their traditional custom taken away from them; and in place of the customary flattened pedestrians, expect to see upright, three-dimensional ones, actually moving a muscle, equating to walking about leisurely, without the least fear of losing their other two dimensions; when they’re not seated, that is, at one or another of the new thoughtfully provided seating areas, admiring the new street surfacing beneath their feet, the ambiance-enhancing plant life, all beneath spiffily illuminating street lamps by night, that are nonetheless by day so attractive unilluminated as to have you, in turn, cast your admiring eye shine upon them. ... more   less 
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