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Crystal Paradise Resort

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Macal River near Cristo Rey Village | PO Box 126, San Ignacio, Belize
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Ranked #8 of 28 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
BelizetoCA marin County, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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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marin County, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at this out-of-the-way location. We weren't in a hurry and wanted "down time" every day. We explored Chechem Ha Cave, went zip-lining, and horseback riding. For each of these trips we had an experienced, knowledgeable, helpful guide team. The food was good - typically Belizean, fresh, and well-prepared. The room was a little buggy but it's... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed at Crystal Palace on two occasions - Feb 2012 and April 2014 (1 night + 2 nights). The Tutt family are lovely, friendly and helpful. The food not that wonderful but the surroundings and people made up for mediocre food. We saw lots of birds in the grounds of the lodge but had a very fruitful birding trip... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Spent 3 nights to start our trip. Had a very comfortable stay at Crystal paradise.. the entire staff is a family that built the resort and made us feel like part of the family. if you are interested in tours they have a lot of great packages that are very affordable (compared to other tour packages at other places). they... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Crystal Palace Resort is in a beautiful and serene location off the Macal River, in the Belize rainforest. It's thatched roofs and open ambiance immediately transports you into a calm state of mind. With a friendly, local Belizean staff and owner, they make you feel welcome into the small resort and make sure your every need and desire is... More

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Missoula, Montana
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The cabins were beautiful, clean and comfortable, but what made it special was being treated like family by the staff. The meals we had there were delicious and served family style. The grounds are beautiful, lots of flowers and birds. Everything you need when you want some down time after exploring all the sights of Belize.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We spent three wonderful nights at Crystal Paradise on a March trip to Belize. The Tut family were excellent hosts, with a wealth of knowledge about local birds. The food was excellent, and the accommodations were clean and comfortable. The grounds of Crystal Paradise were beautiful, and we had a great morning bird walk with our guide Andy. We rented... More

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Corvallis, Montana
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a terrific time staying with the Tut family that owns/runs Crystal Paradise. The rooms were clean and welcoming and a terrific value. The scrumptious meals were served in the open-air dining room under a two story high thatched-roof. They were even accommodating and packed a sack-lunch for us so we could head out early and see some of... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We booked a week long birding package with 'Birding in Belize', run by the Tut family which also runs the Crystal Paradise Resort. We cannot say enough good things about the birding package, the resort, and the Tut family. The accommodations, and meals, were wonderful. The cabanas have tall thatched roofs with large ceiling fans that keep the rooms cool... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is my third stay at the Crystal Paradise Resort and it won't be my last. I have led college trips of @20 people and 2 Becoming an Outdoors Woman trips (19 and 12 people each) and we stayed here for several days. I love the fact that this resort is owned and staffed by local people - the Tut... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Crystal Paradise is great value for money. A piece of paradise- if you are plannning a romantic trip, this is the answer! Location:- The location is perfectly off the beaten track, nestled within the mountains and rain forests. The accomodations are thatched cabanas, all separate from each other- in a very serene atmosphere. Nature:- A great spot for nature lovers:-... More

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Address: Macal River near Cristo Rey Village | PO Box 126, San Ignacio, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Crystal Paradise Resort 3*
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Crystal Paradise Hotel San Ignacio
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This beautiful Belize jungle lodge is located in the lush jungles and along side the beautiful Macal River. Owned and operated by the Tut family, using the ancient art of palm-thatched roofs that blend with the natural beauty of Belize. Combine this exotic atmosphere with genuine Belizean family hospitality and the result is a rare encounter between culture and adventure. . We provide our guests with the opportunity to explore the country's many wonders while staying in comfort that reflects Belizean culture. Your base for all your adventures in Belize whether it be caving, birding, visits to archeological sites such as Caracol, Tikal Xunanunich and many other Belize Maya ruins. ... more   less 
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