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Remote Location | on the Macal River, San Ignacio, Belize
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Ek' Tun
Ranked #12 of 28 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2005

This place is truly exceptional; the scenery is spectacular, the location private and exotic -- moreover, the hostess/owner is a terrific cook who aims to please at mealtimes and will arrange all of the trips and activities one could hope for. My only complaint is the howler monkey that the owner has adopted -- the monkey is not adjusting well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2005

I would say that staying at Ek' Tun is a once-in-a-lifetime experience if it weren't for the fact that we already can't wait to go back. We stayed at Ek' Tun for 5 nights on our honeymoon, and it was absolutely the most memorable, awe-inspiring, beautiful place my husband and I have ever been. Ek' Tun is a 200-acre property... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2005

We overnighted at one of my favorite lodges in Belize - Ek'Tun Lodge, on the Macal River 12 miles upstream from San Ignacio. Owner Phyllis Lane is the feisty, opinionated lady who has created a most interesting place to stay, though it isn't for everyone. To get to the lodge, you have to cross the Macal by boat. There are... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2005

While Ek Tun is set amidst stunning beauty, it is truly a remote jungle experience. The romantic notion of no electricity in the lovely cottage meant absolutely sweltering heat with not even a fan. Sleeping in pools of sweat was awful for us. The food was excellent, and the owner gracious, but one needs an extremely high tolerance for heat,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2005

Ek Tun was a spectacular experience. Phyllis was so helpful from planning through arrival to departure the experience was effortless. I was very nervous about a trip to the jungle, but I was amazed beyond expectation. My only complaint is that 3 days was not enough time, if I would have known the wonders of Ek Tun I would have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2005

We just got back from Belize and stayed at Ek' Tun which is nearby San Ignacio. It is a 200 acres on the slope of the Macal river. There are only two cottages on the property so there is tons of privacy. Phyllis, the owner and host, has built the most incredibly beautiful spring fed pool that looks like it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2005

My husband and I just returned from a week and a half vacation to Belize. The first part of our trip we stayed at Ek Tun, which is more like an elaborate bed-and-breakfast than a hotel. My husband and I have stayed at some amazing places before, but Ek Tun may very well be our favorite. The grounds are gorgeous.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2005

As I sit here at the keyboard, I'm not sure how to begin. In the title of this review, I say that I still dream about Ek' Tun. That's literal. Occasionally I will dream about Belize and Ek' Tun. Belize is one of the favorite places we have been (it's neck and neck with Australia as one of our favorite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2004

My husnband and I just got back from a most memorable honeymoon at EkTun in the Cayo District in Belize. If you love the outdoors and have an appreciation for nature, while staying in comfortable surroundings, make your plans to go to Ek Tun NOW. My 8-5pm work requires me to travel extensively. I also have done much recreation travel... 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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