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Remote Location | on the Macal River, San Ignacio, Belize
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Ek' Tun
Ranked #13 of 28 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We spent 5 days at Ek'Tun during June. It is set in about 200 acres of tropical jungle vegetation bordering the Macal River. It may be a little too rustic and isolated for some travelers but the food is out of sight and morning coffee just outside of our cabin watching 4 species of hummingbirds compete for nectar from the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My five nights at Ek Tun were an adventure in paradise. Although this is not the vacation place for everyone, those who delight in rustic natural settings and unique jungle experiences will not want to miss it. The grounds are expansive with tropical birds and flowers in abundance. I enjoyed morning coffee on the front porch of my thatched-roof cottage... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had been to Ek Tun back in 1993, in the very early years. I was so taken by the place, it was a life goal to return. Finally got to go back in 2014. Once again, an amazing experience. The place is magical, a remote location on the Macal River, accessible only by small boat surrounded by rainforest. Ek... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Ek' Tun is a gem. The day starts with a choir of wonderful bird songs, and a hearty breakfast made with flavorful fruit and home-raised free-range eggs. The hiking trails are fantastic. They are marked enough to find the way, but still spectacularly natural. And no crowds...except for a troup of spider monkeys overhead! Or, take a leisurely paddle down... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been a frequent, perhaps the most frequent guest at Ek Tun over the last 12 years or so. To be completely honest, this small Eco Resort is not for every one. However, if you long for solitude, nature, bird watching, a quiet time to be with a good friend or lover it is impossible to find a better... More 

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San Francisco, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

It was a number of years ago that we stayed at Ek' Tun but it stands out as one of the more memorable places we've stayed. It is not too hard to get to in a hire car, but still nicely off the beaten path and you get a real feeling of heading into the jungle. The location is magical,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We spent seven wonderful nights at Ek Tun. As soon as we were transported across the river by Phyllis and her staff, we entered another world - a beautiful, wild jungle, groomed just enough with tropical landscaping and paths. With just two casitas on the 200 acres (and the second one not occupied during our trip), we had the experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Ek Tun is a jewel of a place in which to become acquainted with the natural side of Belize. Its isolation and intimate size (in terms of accommodation ability) cater to those who are not looking for a tourist destination but rather an experience out of the ordinary and private. The expansive tract of rainforest that Ek Tun boasts is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

Ek Tun was a highlight of our month-long holiday. As soon as we arrived the adventure began with the very welcoming Phylis meeting us to help us across the river into her piece of paradise. The accommodation was simply stunning, beautifully decorated cottages with spacious rooms and huge gardens to roam freely. And the welcome from the host was more... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Staid 2 nights at Ek Tun and it was lovely: Leave all your sorrows, worries and expectations to civilization back and take the risk to be in nature - real and un-spoiled nature. I never saw such a beautiful natural resort with a landscape that's breath-taking. I already saw a lot of "jungle-resorts" in Belize; Ek Tun ist the only... More 

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Address: Remote Location | on the Macal River, San Ignacio, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Ek` Tun Hotel San Ignacio
Ek' Tun Belize/San Ignacio

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