We chose this place after seeing it recommended online. It was the first time to be in a true eco-lodge and we thought this was a great introduction to the experience. The complex is primarily owned by local families, with an American couple as a small shareholder. They all run the place together.
We were easily able to get dropped off in front of the property by the public bus we took from Belize City. We got a warm welcome from John, a kind pipe-smoking man with a voice like Jimmy Stewart. The small cabin we stayed in was very rustic but it did have electricity and a fan. They had a kitchen for guests with a large porch to sit on. We decided to just eat their food because it was very reasonably priced. The food was great! Try the Belize Favorite. The food, along with the soda, water and beer was tallied during the stay and then we paid for everything at the end of the visit. This was incredibly convenient.
We went on a tour of Tikal and a tour of the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. They organized both tours and we had a great time. We especially recommend the company they use to go to the ATM cave.
The nature center on the property was very interesting and makes this a great place to stay with kids (people staying here get in for free).
This place is not for everyone, obviously. Those who want fancy accomodations with A/C and luxurious living should stay elsewhere. Those who want to live in eco-friendly cabins surrounded by lush plants and trees, this could be your place! Just so you don't think it is too rustic, they do have wifi and a TV set in the restaurant. We were able to watch CNN and some NBA games after a long day of sightseeing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Trek Stop is located right next to the Western Highway which means easy access. We are NOT for the people looking for LUXURY. Our property is located in the "Jungle" as some would put it, which means there will be bugs, birds and other local animals on the premises. We have 10 basic cabins, 5 small cabins which have 2 single beds in the room, and its shared bath. We have 3 cabins which have a double bed and a bunk bed in the room, also shared bath. We do have 2 cabins which have a double bed, bunk and a private bath which has a shower and compost toilets. Our Shared Toilets are Compost Toilets. If you are looking for an adventure, this is the place for you, most of the people that stay here, are out on adventures and don't spend much time in their cabins. We have on the premises a restaurant, a Butterfly Farm & also a 9 Hole Disc Golf Course. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Trek Stop Hotel San Jose Succotz
- Trek Stop Cayo
- Trek Stop Hotel Cayo
- The Trek Stop Belize/San Jose Succotz