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Crystal Paradise Resort

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Macal River near Cristo Rey Village | PO Box 126, San Ignacio, Belize
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My recent adventure found me very comfortably nestled in this Belizean jungle stay. The rooms were nice, the food was superb, the staff friendly. I had Eric as a guide & he was extremely knowledgable & entertaining. I visited Xunantunich Mayan site, went hiking through the jungle, caving, and birding. You can tell this is a family that put their... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family operated Jungle bungalows deliver another memorable stay. We stayed here for a week April 2015. Communication good, Bungalow cleaned every morning, quiet property...even when a high school group of 25 came through for 2 nights! (we were never woken up or disturbed), meals tasty and filling. Best part is the family members-accomodating, friendly, knowledgable- I love the Belizean people!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stayed at Beyond Paradise for two nights in April 2015. The house provided the 5 of us (two adults, 2 teens, 1 pre-teen) with ample room to relax. Very nicely done interior and no bugs...except for the scorpion that came out of the shower drain in the upstairs bathroom. Very nice grounds. Short walk down to Macal river. Wish they... More 

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Norwood, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Eric Tut was an excellent birding guide and a considerate and helpful leader for our group of 8 birders. Four of us stayed for the full 11 days. We explored the birding from the Orange Walk, Lamanai Archeological Site and Crooked Tree to Crystal Paradise Resort and El Pilar near Guatemala. Our trip ended in the south where we birded... More 

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Auburn, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We absolutely loved our stay at Crystal Paradise Resort! The Tut family owned and operated resort is beautiful! we stayed 4 nights and each day had an early excursion with knowledgeable guides from the resort. There was a short drive to mayan ruins, cave tubing, zip lining and so much more. We explored the town of San Ignacio and also... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We hired Eric Tut out of Crystal Paradise Resort as a guide for 11 pretty intense birders on a 7 day trip March 21-28, 2015. He was an excellent guide--knowledgeable, patient, helpful in every way possible. His birding skills are far beyond amazing, and I'm pretty sure he knows everyone in Belize. Over the 7 days (four nights in Crystal... More 

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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night on the way from Beliez City to Tical in Guatamala. The self serve bar was nice and the food was good served typically family style. The fry jacks were good and the grounds wre beautiful. Get up early and go down to the open air dining area for fresh coffee and don't forget your... More 

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Belize City, Belize
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We first checked into Mayan mountain lodge and we're disappointed by room and rude owner so we check into crystal paradise resort.They made us feel right at home! Nice clean room, staff were so helpful and nice, beautiful setting! Family style food was delicious! Would highly recommend to anyone!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The resort is beautiful and the rooms are cozy with great decorations. The dining area is open with birds eating the food left by the owner out on the balcony. Great opportunity to view birds up close. The breakfast, lunch and dinners were served family style and prepared with love and great ingredients. The food was so tasty and enjoyable.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The setting and family are perfect. Beautiful grounds and the huts/rooms are very clean and well maintained. The kitchen is run by the family and they serve up wonderful food. A must stay if in the area.

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