This "review" is more than a year late, but while browsing the site, I decided to post. I don't know if its reflected in the guidebooks yet, but the hotel at the Jaguar Paw location is closed and no longer exists.
No sign, nothing. This created quite a bit of confusion for us.
The guidebooks (at least last year) gushed about Jaguar Paw and described it as a great place to begin a cave-tubing trip. The hotel has since closed, but the LOCATION is still loosely called Jaguar Paw adding to the confusion. A few hundred meters before the defunct hotel, there is a whole set-up to do the cave tubing thing, guides/equipment/etc, but no hotel.
Theres also no sign on the main road indicating "Jaguar Paw" or "Cave Tubing". We stopped 4 times to ask locals where Jaguar Paw was and passed the turn-off 3 times before we got it right. Even then, we weren't certain we had the right path until seeing the cave-tubing site. Again maybe this has changed since last year.
We talked about our difficulties with our tubing guide. He said he was going straight home to paint a sign and post it on the main road. I'm curious if anything was done.
As a side note, our guide asked if we knew how the place got its name. He said during construction, workers poured a concrete floor and left for the day. Next morning, jaguar prints were found in the cement, now set and hardened.
- Also Known As:
- Jaguar Paw Belmopan
- Jaguar Paw Hotel Belmopan
- Jaguar Paw Belize/Belmopan